Tranquillina

Furia Sabinia Tranquillina (c. 225 – aft. 244 AD) was the Empress of Rome and wife of Emperor Gordian III. She was the young daughter of the Praetorian Prefect Timesitheus by an unknown wife.

Furia Sabinia Tranquillina
Augusta
Tranquillina - chiaramonti.jpg
Marble of Furia Sabinia Tranquillina at Museo Chiaramonti
Empress of the Roman Empire
Tenure241–244 AD
Bornc. 225 AD
Diedaft. 244 AD
SpouseGordian III
IssueFuria
Names
Furia Sabinia Tranquillina
Regnal name
Furia Sabinia Tranquillina Augusta
FatherGaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus

In 241 AD her father was appointed the head of the Praetorian Guard by the Roman Emperor Gordian III. In May that year, Tranquillina had married Gordian. She became a Roman Empress and received the honorific title of Augusta. Her marriage to Gordian was an admission by the young emperor of both Timesitheus' political indispensability and Tranquillina's suitability as an empress.

Family treeEdit

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Maximinus Thrax
Roman Emperor
235–238
Pupienus
Roman Emperor
238
 
Gordian I
Roman Emperor
238
∞ (?) Fabia Orestilla
Balbinus
Roman Emperor
238
 
Gordian II
co-emperor
238
Antonia Gordiana(doubted)
Junius Licinius Balbus
consul suffectus
Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus
praetorian prefect
next
Philip the Arab
Roman Emperor
244–249
 
Gordian III
Roman Emperor
238
Furia Sabinia TranquillinaPhilip II
Roman Emperor
co-emperor
247–249


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SourcesEdit

  • Prosopographia Imperii Romani (PIR) ² F 587

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Royal titles
Preceded by Empress of Rome
241–244
Succeeded by