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Herennius Etruscus

Herennius Etruscus was the son of Trajan Decius and older brother of Hostilian. Decius elevated Herennius to co-emperor in 251. Herennius died with his father in the Battle of Abrittus, after he was hit by an arrow; they were the first two emperors to be killed by a foreign army in battle. Though the army proclaimed Trebonianus Gallus emperor, Herennius was succeeded by Hostilian.

Preceded by:
Decius (249-251)
Roman emperors
Followed by:
Hostilian (251)



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