Philip the Arab facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPhilip the Arab
|33rd Emperor of the Roman Empire|
247–249 (with Philippus II)
|Full name||Marcus Julius Philippus (from birth to accession);
Caesar Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus (as emperor)
|Birthplace||Philippopolis, Arabia Petraea|
|Died||249 (aged 45)|
|Place of death||Verona, Italia|
|Successor||Decius and Herennius Etruscus|
|Wife||Marcia Otacilia Severa|
|Children||Marcus Julius Philippus Severus (Philippus II, 238–249)|
He is known as Philip the Arab for two reasons. He came from modern-day Syria, then the Roman province of Arabia Petraea and is descended from an Arabian tribe that migrated to Syria from what is today Yemen.
He was one of the Roman rulers that ended war with the empire known as the Sassanids, a dynasty of Persians.
He became emperor after Gordian III. During his reign, Rome celebrated its millennium or its 1,000th anniversary of existence.
Philip was overthrown and killed following a rebellion led by his successor Decius.
Images for kids
Rock-face relief at Naqsh-e Rustam of Shapur I (on horseback) with Philip the Arab and Emperor Valerian kneeling in surrender to the Persian king.
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