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Marius of Gaul
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Emperor of Gaul, Lower Germania, and Britannia
Gallic Emperor 274-287
Predecessor Postumus
Successor Augustus
Consort Bernice
Full name
Marcus Marius Augustus Postumus
Royalty Augustinian Dynasty
Father Postumus
Mother Adela
Born 2 May 259
Lutetia, Gaul
Died 22 Aug 287
Lutetia, Gaul
Occupation Emperor of Gaul
Religion Hellenism


Imperator Marius (259-274-287) was the second emperor of the Gallic Empire.

Biography

Marius was well respected by much of the court, as he had been prepared by his father to become Imperator. He reformed taxation, increasing his popularity among the lower classes. He also began distributing land wealth among landless peasants. While beloved by the people and the army, he was greatly disliked by the nobility for his reforms. Caius Tetricus declared himself Caesar of Gaul in 280, with the support of many nobles. The drawn out civil war remained stagnant for much of Marius’s reign. However at the Battle near Lutetia, Marius was devastatingly wounded. He succumbed to his wounds a few days later and was succeeded by his younger brother.

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