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Name:  Commodus
Brief biography:  Roman Emperor 180-192.
Nationality:  Roman
Occupation:  Emperor
Date of birth:  161
Place of birth:  Lanuvio
Period of rule:  180-192
Date of death:  192
Place of death:  Rome

Commodus was the son and successor of Marcus Aurelius, and grandson of Antoninus Pius through his mother, Faustina. He was the first Roman emperor since Domitian to be the son of a former Emperor. The polemics against Commodus after his death make it difficult to separate fact from fiction, but he was certainly portrayed as Hercules on his coins, and took the name Herculeus as one of his names. His own sister, Lucilla, tried to have him deposed, and in retalliation Commodus had her and her daughter exiled and murdered. He was assassinated in another coup involving his lover in 192.

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