193 in history

193 events chronologically

Jan 1 The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor
Mar 28 Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus
Apr 9 Lucius Septimius Severus is proclaimed Emperor by his troops in Illyricum (Balkans). He marches with his army (16 legions) to Rome
Apr 14 Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans)
Jun 1 The Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated

Died in 193

Mar 28 Pertinax Roman Emperor for three months in 193. He is known as the first emperor of the tumultuous Year of the Five Emperors. A high-ranking military and Senatorial figure, he tried to restore discipline in the Praetorian Guards, whereupon they rebelled and killed him. Upon his death he was succeeded by Didius Julianus, whose reign was similarly short
Jun 1 Didius Julianus Roman Emperor for nine weeks during the year 193.