Lucius Septimius Severus was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna in the Roman province of Africa. As a young man he advanced through the customary succession of offices under the reigns of Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.
Born: 11 April 145 AD, Leptis Magna, Libya
Died: 4 February 211 AD, Eboracum
Full name: Lucius Septimius Severus