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

 "The boy emperor who died in his mother's arms"

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

  • Name commonly known as: Philip II - the boy emperor
  • Latin Roman Name: Marcus Julius Philippus Severus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 244 - 249 when his father became Emperor
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284). Era of the Barracks Emperors (238 - 268)
  • Date of Birth: Born c. 238
  • Name of previous Emperor: His father was Philip the Arab
  • Family connections / Genealogy
    • Name of Father: Marcus Julius Philippus (Philip the Arab)
    • Name of Mother: Marcia Otacilia Severa
  • Place and Date of Death: Died 249 in Rome aged just 11 years old
  • Name of next Emperor:  The successor to Philip the Arab and Philip II was Trajan Decius

Interesting facts about the life of Philip II
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Philip II from the following facts and information about his life. The father of Philip II was the Emperor Philip the Arab who ruled with mildness and was an enemy to persecution. His mother was the Roman Empress Marcia Otacilia Severa. His parents were called the first Christian imperial couple because during their reign the persecutions of Christians had ceased and the couple had become tolerant towards the faith of the Christians. Philip II had a happy child with loving, although highly ambitious, parents. In A.D. 249, however, the Illyrian army revolted, and proclaimed their commander, Trajanus Decius, emperor. Decius defeated Philip the Arab near Verona, and put him to death. When news of this death reached Rome Philip II his young son, who had remained at Rome with his mother, was slain by the Praetorian Guards. He died in his mother's arms, he was only eleven years old.

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