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Carausius

(c. 223—293) Roman emperor in Britain and Gaul


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A naval commander from Menapia, who seized power in Britain and parts of northern France in ad 286, following successful campaigns against barbarian pirates in the English Channel and North Sea. After successfully resisting the legitimate emperor in the west, Carausius was murdered by Allectus in ad 293, following the loss of Boulogne to Constantius Chlorus.

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