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Which Emperor was murdered in a palace conspiracy organized by court officials on the 18th September?
Which Emperor was the last elected by the Senate?
Which Emperor issued an Edict of Toleration for Christians in AD 311 despite being a major figure in the prosecution of Christians?
Which Emperor was the last non-Christian ruler of the Roman Empire?
Which Emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history?
Which Emperor was forced to adopt an heir by a revolt of the Praetorian Guard?
Which Emperor was never acknowledged as Emperor by the entire Roman world? (Only the Senate, the armies of Germania Inferior and Superior, Gaul, Britannia and Raetia agreed)
Which Emperor was Co-Emperor with his adopted brother until his death from food poisoning or smallpox?
Which Emperor died in battle outside of Carthage trying to overthrow the Emperor with his father?
Which Emperor bought the Empire from the Praetorian Guard at the price of 25,000 sesterces to each man?
Which Emperor had a personal bodyguard of Germans when he became Emperor?
Which Emperor was described as a religious man, under the control of his magister militum, Ricimer, who died of natural causes in AD 465?
Which Emperor killed in the Battle of Adrianople in AD 378?
Which Emperor's death was variously ascribed 'to despair, to poison, and to the divine justice'?
Which Emperor suffered from an inflammation of the eyes, and had to travel in a closed coach? (this later resulted in him being found dead)
Which Emperor was appointed Caesar by his father. In 247 he became consul, and later elevated by his father to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler?
Which Emperor ruled jointly with his younger brother until he murdered him in 211?
Which Emperor is often considered the 'last great Western Emperor'?
Which Emperor deployed huge taxes against provinces that were sluggish to receive him as Emperor after his seisure of power? (According to Suetonius)
Which Emperor was the only one of the sons of Constantine the Great to rule the whole Empire?
Which Emperor died in the Plague of Cyprian in AD 251?
Which Emperor was the last Western Emperor to be recorded in an Eastern Empire law?
Which Emperor expanded the Empire to it's greatest extent with military campaigns?
Which Emperor was the last to lead a fully united Empire? (After his death it spilt for ever into Eastern and Western halves)
Which Emperor's assassination signalled the beginning of the Crisis of the Third Century?
Which Emperor was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard with the intention of forming a new Republic only to have his uncle crowned in his place?
Which Emperor according to Gibbon: 'presents the welcome discovery of a great and heroic character, such as sometimes arise, in a degenerate age'?
Which Emperor was in competition with Constantine I and was finally defeated at the AD 324 Battle of Adrianople?
Which Emperor killed himself with a concealed knife after his challenger for the throne had won the battle of Bedriacum?
Which Emperor's accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79?
QuestionEmperorDates of Reign
Which Emperor was first to ascend to the throne without membership of the Senate?
Which Emperor first instituted the Tetrarchy with two Co-Emperors and two Deputy Emperors?
During which Emperor's reign did the 'Gallic Empire' and the 'Palmyrene Empire' first break away from Rome?
Which Emperor was murdered by his own soldiers in 480 AD?
Which Emperor was the son of a God? (Divvs Ivivs)
Which Emperor was imprisoned at Tres Tabernae in AD 307?
Which Emperor was assassinated on the orders of the usurper Magnentius in AD 350?
Which Emperor ascended to the throne at age 14, had five wives and declared himself the 'wife' of his charioteer?
Which Emperor got the title 'Restorer of the World' in response to his supposed ending of the Crisis of the Third Century and recapturing the Gallic and Palmyrene Empires?
Which Emperor was (incorrectly) described in the Historia Augusta as having nine wives?
Which Emperor died at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on 28 October AD 312?
Which Emperor was held prisoner by the Sassanid King Shapur I from AD 260 to the end of his life?
Which Emperor served as the bishop of Salona after being ousted as Emperor?
Which Emperor's first act was to make the Senate deify his adoptive father?
Which Emperor was killed by their own men in August 253?
Which Emperor was deposed and then became Bishop of Piacenza?
Which Emperor was buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople in AD 364?
Which Emperor was imprisoned in Cappadocia by Constantine the Great then executed?
Which Emperor was the first in the Year of the Five Emperors?
Which Emperor officially abandoned Germania Superior?
Which Emperor was poisoned by his wife in favour of her son by Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus?
Which Emperor built the eponymous wall in the north of England?
Which Emperor was found hanged in his residence in Vienne in AD 392?
Which Emperor ruled briefly with his father before being overthrown within a year?
Which Emperor had a damnatio memoriae against him after his 3 month rule in AD 253 was brought to an end by his death at the hands of his men?
Which Emperor is variously reported to have reigned from as little as 17 days to as many as 177 in AD 270?
Which Emperor was executed by his Co-Emperor when the latter lost a battle and needed a peace treaty with his rival in AD 317?
Which Emperor remained in Rome, while his Co-Emperor was campaigning in 238 AD, but failed to keep public order?
Which Emperor's reign coincided with the one thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the city of Rome?
Which Emperor died at Aquileia whilst attempting to put down a Senatorial revolt?
QuestionEmperorDates of Reign
Which Emperor was declared an enemy of the state by the Senate and then cut his throat to avoid execution?
Which Emperor was stoned to death by an angry mob?
Which Emperor died in September 276, having been emperor for only eighty-eight days?
Which Emperor received the title of princeps iuventutis (prince of youth) from his father before he was made Co-Emperor in AD 251?
Which Emperor was the last Western Roman Emperor?
Which Emperor was murdered in his mother's arms on the orders of his brother and Co-Emperor?
Which Emperor expelled the Visigoths from Italy in AD 412?
Which Emperor's death sparked the collapse of the Tetrarchy in AD 306?
Which Emperor was murdered with his father in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna?
Which Emperor died in a failed invasion of Italy in AD 340?
Which Emperor was the secretary of a previous Emperor before taking power at his death in AD 423?
Which Emperor was installed as Emperor of the West at the age of six in AD 425?
Which Emperor was reigning when Rome was sacked in AD 410?
Which Emperor was the last to lead a campaign across the Rhine?
Which Emperor beat the Goths at the Battle of Naissus in AD 268/9?
Which Emperor the first Roman Emperor to be directly succeeded by his own son?
Which Emperor retired before being recalled on his adopted father's death?
Which Emperor was the first to convert to Christianity and moved the capital of the Empire to Byzantium which he then renamed after himself?
Which Emperor abdicated on May 1st AD 305 as Augustus of the West?
Which Emperor was described as, 'the delight and darling of the human race; such surpassing ability had he, by nature, art, or good fortune, to win the affections of all'?
Which Emperor lost an oratory contest with his Co-Emperor which led to his abdication? (He lived on a state pension for the rest of his life)
Which Emperor minted a new series of gold coins, in which he put a cross and the new legend SALVS MVNDI ('Welfare of the World')?
Which Emperor was handed over to the army of Postumus by the citizens of Colonia Agrippina which led to his death?
Which Emperor was defeated by forces loyal to the Emperor before committing suicide with his belt?
Which Emperor was (according to one source) killed by lightning?
Which Emperor wrote a book about philosophy and is considered very important in Stoicism?
Which Emperor fought off two challengers to claim full control of the Empire from AD 193 – AD 197?
Which Emperor issued an edict for the requirement of all citizens of the Empire to make a sacrifice to him to suppress Christianity?

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