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Herennius Etruscus, Emperor of Rome and provinces of the Roman Empire.
Name commonly known as: Herennius Etruscus,
elder son of Trajan Decius *** Latin Roman Name: Quintus
Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius *** Reigned as Roman Emperor /
Reign 251 (with Decius) *** Dynasty / Historical Period:
Crisis of the Third Century (235 - 284). Era of the Barracks
Emperors (238 - 268) *** Place and Date of Birth:
Born 227 in Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia *** Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Herennius Etruscus
Philip the Arab
Family connections / Genealogy
*** Name of Father: Decius *** Name of Mother: Herennia Etruscilla *** Brother:
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Accomplishments, achievements and important events: *** Place and Date of Death:
Died June 251 at Abrittus (Bulgaria) *** Name of next Emperor:
The successor to Herennius Etruscus was briefly
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Accomplishments, achievements and important events. Herennius
Etruscus was the elder son of Decius who was created emperor
after he defeated Philip the Arab in A.D. 249. The
Illyrian army had revolted, and proclaimed their commander,
Decius, emperor. Herennius Etruscus was declared heir to the
throne and received the title of prince of youth. In A.D.
250 the Goths invaded the empire. These fierce barbarians
came from the north of Europe, and were among the chief
instruments of the fall of Rome. In 251, Decius elevated
Herennius Etruscus to the title of Augustus making him his
co-emperor. Herennius Etruscus and his father led the Roman
army to Bulgaria against the Goths. His younger brother,
Hostilian, remained in Rome and their mother, the empress
Herennia Etruscilla, was named regent. Herennius Etruscus
was struck by an enemy arrow and died at the age of 24 years
old fighting against the Goths at the Battle of Abrittus.
His father was also killed.
Herennius Etruscus - Crisis of the Third Century - Era of
the Barracks Emperors (238 - 268)
The Crisis of the Third
Century was the period in Roman history following the death
of Alexander Severus when Rome entered into the era of
Military Anarchy commonly known as the Crisis of the Third
Century. During the Crisis of the Third Century, lasting
over 50 years, not one
single Emperor died of natural causes. Revolts sprung up in
virtually all of the provinces and ambitious men struggled
for power. During the crisis there were civil wars, street
fights between the citizens of Rome and soldiers of the
imperial guard, fierce foreign enemies, plagues,
famines, fire and earthquakes. The "Barracks Emperors" (238
- 268) were all military generals who seized power by
force. Taxation was high, the economy was failing and Roman
territories were being captured by barbarians and the Roman
government was unstable. During this
uncertain era and violent environment the promise of an
afterlife seemed to be the only thing to hope for. And
people started to turn towards a new religion, Christianity.
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