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Carus (282–283 CE)
Marcus Aurelius Carus (c. 222 – July or August 283) was Roman emperor from 282 to 283. During his short reign, Carus fought the Germanic tribes and Sarmatians along the Danube frontier with success.
He died while campaigning against the Sassanid Empire and is believed to have died of unnatural causes. It was reported that he had been struck by lightning. He was succeeded by his sons Carinus and Numerian, creating a dynasty which, though short-lived, provided further stability to the resurgent empire.
Born: c222 Narbo, Gallia Narbonensis (Modern day France)
Died: July or August 283 (aged 61). Beyond the River Tigris, Sasanian Empire.
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