208 in history

Born in 208

Sep 14 Diadumenian the son of the Roman Emperor Macrinus, and served his father briefly as Caesar and as Augustus. He was so named due to being born with a caul that formed a 'diadem'
Oct 1 Alexander Severus Roman Emperor from 222 to 235. Alexander was the last emperor of the Severan dynasty. He succeeded his cousin Elagabalus upon the latter's assassination in 222, and was ultimately assassinated himself, marking the epoch event for the Crisis of the Third Century — nearly fifty years of civil wars, foreign invasion, and collapse of the monetary economy