During the middle of the third century, civil war dominated the Roman Empire with dozens of emperors coming and going in rapid succession. What was unique about Emperor Claudius Gothicus, who reigned from 268-270 CE?

Answer: He was the only emperor of this period to have the luxury of dying of natural causes. All the others were killed by Roman rivals or took their own life when faced with defeat.

Source: Pax Romana – War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World by Adrian Goldsworthy

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