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

 "The Emperor who believed that idle hands make mischief..."

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

  • Name commonly known as: Probus
  • Latin Roman Name: Marcus Aurelius Probus
  • Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 276 - September, 282
  • Dynasty / Historical Period: Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284) the era of Illyrian Emperors (268 - 285)
  • Place and Date of Birth: August 19, 232 in Sirmium (Serbia)
  • Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Probus was Florianus
  • Place and Date of Death: Died September/October, 282 in Sirmium (Serbia)
  • Name of next Emperor:  The successor to Probus was Carus

Interesting facts about the life of Probus
Obtain a fast overview of the times of the Roman Emperor Probus from the following facts and information about his life. Why was Probus famous? Accomplishments, achievements and important events. As soon as his predecessor  Florianus had been declared emperor the armies and provinces of Phoenicia, Palestine, Syria and Egypt declared for the brilliant soldier, Probus. Florianus confronted Probus and his army. Although the Emperor Florianus had the larger army the military skills and experience of Probus led the defeat of Florianus. After a few weeks of fighting, Florianus was assassinated by his own troops near Tarsus, his successor was Probus. In the six years of his reign Probus once more repelled the barbarians from every part of the empire. He delivered Gaul from the ravages of the Germans, pursued them across the Rhine, and every where defeated them. Probus also suppressed several insurrections, and employed his soldiers in various useful works such as planting vineyards, building roads and canals and bridges in Egypt . 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. Probus was put to death in September A.D. 282.

Probus - 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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