Commodus

Roman emperor, Monarch

0161 – 0192

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Who was Commodus?

Commodus, was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180.

His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. He was also the first Emperor to have both a father and grandfather as the two preceding Emperors. Commodus was the first emperor "born in the purple", i.e., during his father's reign.

Commodus was assassinated in 192.

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