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History, Facts and Information about Carus

The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about the Emperor Carus who ruled the empire of Ancient Rome. Read about the life of Carus who can be described or remembered as:

 "The Frugal emperor..."

Short Biography about the life of Carus
Short Biography profile and facts about one of the most famous Romans of all, in the life of Carus, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.

  • Name commonly known as: Carus
  • Latin Roman Name: Marcus Aurelius Carus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 282-283
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284) the era of Illyrian Emperors (268 - 285)
  • Place and Date of Birth: Born c. 230 in Narbo Martius (Narbonne, France)
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Carus was Probus
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Children: Carinus and Numerian
  • Place and Date of Death: Died late August 283
  • Name of next Emperor:  The successor to Carus was Numerian

Interesting facts about the life of Carus
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Carus from the following facts and information about his life. Why was Carus famous? Accomplishments, achievements and important events. The previous emperor Probus suppressed several insurrections but also employed his soldiers in manual labor. The soldiers rebelled against the tasks to such an extent that they proclaimed Marcus Aurelius Carus, commander of the Praetorian Guard, as the new emperor and put Probus to death in September A.D. 282. Carus was singularly frugal in his way of life. When the Persian ambassadors visited him in his tent they found him sitting upon the grass, clothed in a coarse robe, and eating his supper of bacon and hard peas. Carus gained many victories over the Persians, but died suddenly in A.D. 283. His two sons, Carinus and Namerian, succeeded him.

Carus - Dynasties of Roman Emperors - Illyrian Emperors (268 - 285)
The Illyrian Emperors (268 - 285). The "Illyrian emperors" is the name given to the Roman emperors who governed the Roman Empire between 268 and 282. Illyria was  a region in the western part of today's Balkan Peninsula. The people for Illyria were renown for their military prowess and they became an important source of manpower for the Roman army. Because of their military strength many of the emperors from this period came from Illyria.

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