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Gordianus II

Emperor A.D 238

Gordianus II was the son of Gordianus I, the proconsul of Africa. Both Gordians were proclaimed emperor by the citizens of the province after they revolted against Maximinus' harsh taxation. Gordianus II had no army with which to defend his throne. Therefore, he was easily defeated and killed by a Roman army under Capellianus, the loyal governor of Numidia.

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