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Aurelian, was Roman Emperor from 270 to 275. Born in humble circumstances, he rose through the military ranks to become emperor. During his reign, he defeated the Alamanni after a devastating war. He also defeated the Goths, Vandals, Juthungi, Sarmatians, and Carpi. Aurelian restored the Empire's eastern provinces after his conquest of the Palmyrene Empire in 273. The following year he conquered the Gallic Empire in the west, reuniting the Empire in its entirety. He was also responsible for the construction of the Aurelian Walls in Rome, and the abandonment of the province of Dacia.


Aurelian is the fictional representation of the Roman Emperor Aurelian.

  • also known as Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus, Lucius Domitius Aurelianus
  • in the film "Sign of Rome", played by Gino Cervi


"Aurelian" is a book by William Ware.


Aurelian is an archaic word for lepidopterist, one who is interested in butterflies. The term is derived from aurelia, meaning chrysalis, and relates to the golden color it may attain just before the butterfly emerges; the Latin word for gold is aurum.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Assassinations (2013)

More than 400 Infamous Attacks that Changed the Course of History by Carl Sifakis

Aurelian,. Emperor. ofRome. (ca. 212–275). While thedecline oftheRoman Empire is generally thought tohave begun in211 with the death of the emperor Severus, that decay was arrested from time to time during the reigns of more or less ...

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Scrabble value of A1U1R1E1L1I1A1N1

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