12,423 total votes
Elagabalus

Elagabalus

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, commonly known as Elagabalus or Heliogabalus, was Roman Emperor from 218 to 222. A member of the Severan Dynasty, he was Syrian, the second son of Julia Soaemias and Sextus Varius Marcellus. In his early youth he served as a priest of the god Elagabal in the hometown of his mother's family, Emesa. As a private citizen, he was probably named Sextus Varius Avitus Bassianus. Upon becoming emperor he took the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. He was called Elagabalus only after his death. In 217, the emperor Caracalla was assassinated and replaced by his Praetorian prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus. Caracalla's maternal aunt, Julia Maesa, ... more on Wikipedia

Elagabalus is ranked on...

#7 of 12 Extraordinary Sexual Habits And Stories Of Royals Throughout History 57.4k VOTES Have you ever wondered what kings and queens got up to in their spare, sexy time in the bedroom? You know, when they we...
#10 of 14 Who Was The Most Self-Indulgent Royal In History? 796 VOTES Fountains that ran with alcohol instead of water. Gold chamber pots. An 800-car garage. The most decadent royals in history ...
Transgender Historical Figures 3.3M VIEWS There have always been plenty of gay and lesbian historical figures, but transgender history can be a little bit trickier to...
Historical Leaders Who Were Conned by Their Closest Advisors 121.4k VIEWS From Game of Thrones to actual history, House of Cards to real world politics, it's no secret the worlds of r...

Elagabalus is also found on...

List of Famous Roman Emperors Famous People From Rome Famous People Who Died in Italy List of Famous Rome Politicians Famous People Who Died in Rome List of Famous Italy Politicians