Gordian Dynasty

The Gordian dynasty, sometimes known as the Gordianic dynasty, was short-lived, ruling the Roman Empire from 238–244 AD. The dynasty achieved the throne in 238 AD, after Gordian I and his son Gordian II rose up against Emperor Maximinus Thrax and were proclaimed co-emperors by the Roman Senate. Gordian II was killed by the governor of Numidia, Capillianus and Gordian I killed himself shortly after, either 21 or 36 days after he was declared emperor. On 22 April 238, Pupienus and Balbinus, who were not of the Gordian dynasty, were declared co-emperors but the Senate


  • Monday 1st 159f January 0159

    Gordian I

    CAESAR MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS SEMPRONIANVS AFRICANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Thursday 22nd 238f March 0238 to Thursday 12th 238f April 0238, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Suicide from Other Emperor. Born Monday 1st 159f January 0159 in , Phrygia. Died Thursday 12th 238f April 0238.

  • Friday 1st 172f January 0173

    Maximinus I

    CAESAR GAIVS IVLIVS VERVS MAXIMINVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Friday 20th 235f March 0235 to Friday 15th 238f June 0238, rose by Appointment by Praetorian Guard. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Praetorian Guard. Born Friday 1st 172f January 0173 in , Thrace. Died Friday 15th 238f June 0238.

  • Thursday 1st 178f January 0178

    Balbinus

    CAESAR DECIMVS CAELIVS CALVINVS BALBINVS PIVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 22nd 238f April 0238 to Sunday 29th 238f July 0238, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Praetorian Guard. Born Thursday 1st 178f January 0178 in , Unknown. Died Sunday 29th 238f July 0238.

  • Thursday 1st 178f January 0178

    Pupienus

    CAESAR MARCVS CLODIVS PVPIENVS MAXIMVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 22nd 238f April 0238 to Sunday 29th 238f July 0238, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Praetorian Guard. Born Thursday 1st 178f January 0178 in , Unknown. Died Sunday 29th 238f July 0238.

  • Sunday 1st 191f January 0192

    Gordian II

    CAESAR MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS SEMPRONIANVS ROMANVS AFRICANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Thursday 22nd 238f March 0238 to Thursday 12th 238f April 0238, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Execution from Other Emperor. Born Sunday 1st 191f January 0192 in , Unknown. Died Thursday 12th 238f April 0238.

  • Thursday 1st 195f January 0195

    Valerian

    CAESAR PVBLIVS LICINIVS VALERIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Saturday 15th 253f October 0253 to Sunday 1st 259f January 0260, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Captivity from Opposing Army. Born Thursday 1st 195f January 0195 in , Unknown. Died Friday 1st 263f January 0264.

  • Wednesday 1st 200f January 0200

    Tacitus

    CAESAR MARCVS CLAVDIVS TACITVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Saturday 25th 275f September 0275 to Thursday 15th 276f June 0276, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Natural Causes from Disease. Born Wednesday 1st 200f January 0200 in Interamna Nahars, Italia. Died Thursday 15th 276f June 0276.

  • Thursday 1st 201f January 0201

    Trajan Decius

    CAESAR GAIVS MESSIVS QVINTVS TRAIANVS DECIVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Monday 1st 249f October 0249 to Sunday 15th 251f June 0251, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Died in Battle from Opposing Army. Born Thursday 1st 201f January 0201 in Budalia, Pannonia Inferior. Died Sunday 15th 251f June 0251.

  • Sunday 1st 203f January 0204

    Philip I

    CAESAR MARCVS IVLIVS PHILIPPVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Wednesday 14th 244f February 0244 to Monday 1st 249f October 0249, rose by Seized Power. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Execution from Other Emperor. Born Sunday 1st 203f January 0204 in Shahba, Syria. Died Monday 1st 249f October 0249.

  • Wednesday 1st 206f January 0206

    Trebonianus Gallus

    CAESAR GAIVS VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 15th 251f June 0251 to Monday 15th 253f August 0253, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Other Emperor. Born Wednesday 1st 206f January 0206 in , Italia. Died Monday 15th 253f August 0253.

  • Thursday 1st 207f January 0207

    Aemilian

    CAESAR MARCVS AEMILIVS AEMILIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Monday 15th 253f August 0253 to Saturday 15th 253f October 0253, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Other Emperor. Born Thursday 1st 207f January 0207 in , Africa. Died Saturday 15th 253f October 0253.

  • Wednesday 1st 212f January 0212

    Quintillus

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS CLAVDIVS QVINTILLVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Saturday 15th 270f January 0270 to Friday 15th 270f April 0270, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Unknown from Unknown. Born Wednesday 1st 212f January 0212 in Sirmium, Pannonia. Died Friday 15th 270f April 0270.

  • Monday 10th 213f May 0213

    Claudius Gothicus

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS CLAVDIVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Tuesday 15th 268f September 0268 to Saturday 15th 270f January 0270, rose by Seized Power. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Natural Causes from Disease. Born Monday 10th 213f May 0213 in Sirmium, Pannonia. Died Saturday 15th 270f January 0270.

  • Friday 9th 214f September 0214

    Aurelian

    CAESAR LVCIVS DOMITIVS AVRELIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Thursday 15th 270f September 0270 to Wednesday 15th 275f September 0275, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Praetorian Guard. Born Friday 9th 214f September 0214 in Sirmium, Pannonia. Died Wednesday 15th 275f September 0275.

  • Thursday 1st 218f January 0218

    Gallienus

    CAESAR PVBLIVS LICINIVS EGNATIVS GALLIENVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Saturday 15th 253f October 0253 to Tuesday 15th 268f September 0268, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Own Army. Born Thursday 1st 218f January 0218 in , Unknown. Died Tuesday 15th 268f September 0268.

  • Thursday 20th 225f January 0225

    Gordian III

    CAESAR MARCVS ANTONIVS GORDIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 22nd 238f April 0238 to Sunday 11th 244f February 0244, rose by Appointment by Senate. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Died in Battle from Opposing Army. Born Thursday 20th 225f January 0225 in Rome, Italia. Died Sunday 11th 244f February 0244.

  • Friday 1st 229f January 0230

    Carus

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS CARVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 1st 282f October 0282 to Wednesday 1st 283f August 0283, rose by Seized Power. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Natural Causes from Lightning. Born Friday 1st 229f January 0230 in Narbo, Gallia Narbonensis. Died Wednesday 1st 283f August 0283.

  • Friday 1st 229f January 0230

    Hostilian

    CAESAR CAIVS VALENS HOSTILIANVS MESSIVS QVINTVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Sunday 15th 251f June 0251 to Wednesday 1st 251f October 0251, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Natural Causes from Disease. Born Friday 1st 229f January 0230 in Sirmium, Pannonia. Died Wednesday 1st 251f October 0251.

  • Sunday 19th 232f August 0232

    Probus

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS PROBVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Friday 15th 276f September 0276 to Sunday 1st 282f October 0282, rose by Appointment by Army. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Own Army. Born Sunday 19th 232f August 0232 in Sirmium, Pannonia. Died Sunday 1st 282f October 0282.

  • Thursday 1st 1970f January 1970

    Numerian

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS NVMERIVS NVMERIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Wednesday 1st 283f August 0283 to Thursday 20th 284f November 0284, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Unknown from Unknown. Born Friday 26th 2021f February 2021 in , Unknown. Died Thursday 20th 284f November 0284.

  • Thursday 1st 1970f January 1970

    Florian

    CAESAR MARCVS ANNIVS FLORIANVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Thursday 15th 276f June 0276 to Friday 15th 276f September 0276, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Assassination from Own Army. Born Friday 26th 2021f February 2021 in , Unknown. Died Friday 15th 276f September 0276.

  • Thursday 1st 1970f January 1970

    Carinus

    CAESAR MARCVS AVRELIVS CARINVS AVGVSTVS

    Reigned from Wednesday 1st 283f August 0283 to Saturday 1st 285f August 0285, rose by Birthright. Ruled in the Gordian dynasty, in the Principate era. Reign ended by Died in Battle from Opposing Army. Born Friday 26th 2021f February 2021 in , Unknown. Died Saturday 1st 285f August 0285.