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Marcus Aurelius Claudius "Gothicus" (10 May 214 – January/April 270), also known as Claudius II, was Roman emperor from 268 to 270. During his reign he fought successfully against the Alemanni and decisively defeated the Goths at the Battle of Naissus. He died after succumbing to a "pestilence", possibly the Plague of Cyprian that had ravaged the provinces of the Empire.

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Claudius Gothicus
Gold medallion (worth 8 aurei) depicting Claudius Gothicus. Legend: IMP(ERATOR) C(AESAR) M(ARCUS) AUR(E)L(IUS) CLAUDIUS P(IUS) F(ELIX) AUG(USTUS).
Roman emperor
Reign268–270
PredecessorGallienus
SuccessorQuintillus
Born10 May 214
DiedJanuary/April 270 (aged 55)
Sirmium, Pannonia Inferior (modern-day Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia)
Names
Marcus Aurelius Claudius
Regnal name
Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Claudius Augustus[1]
DynastyGordian?
FatherUnknown, possibly Gordian II
MotherUnknown
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