Alexander Severus in Wikipedia
Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (1 October 208 – 18 March
235), commonly known as Alexander Severus, was Roman Emperor
from 222 to 235. He was the last emperor of the Severan
dynasty. Alexander Severus succeeded his cousin Elagabalus
upon the latter's assassination in 222, and was ultimately
assassinated himself, marking the epoch event for the Crisis
of the Third Century - nearly fifty years of civil wars,
foreign invasion, and collapse of the monetary economy.
Alexander Severus was the heir apparent to his cousin, the
eighteen-year-old Emperor who had been murdered along with
his mother by his own guards-and as a mark of contempt, had
their remains cast into the Tiber river. He and his cousin
were both grandsons of the influential and powerful Julia
Maesa, who had arranged for Elagabalus' acclamation as
emperor by the famed Third Gallic Legion.
A rumor of Alexander's death circulated, triggering the
assassination of Elagabalus.
As emperor, Alexander's peace time reign was prosperous. In
military conflict against the rising Sassanid Empire, there
are mixed accounts, though the Sassanid threat was checked.
However, when campaigning against Germanic tribes of
Germania, Alexander Severus apparently alienated his legions
by trying diplomacy and bribery, and they assassinated