Probus (276 - 282CE)

Probus (276 - 282CE). Marcus Aurelius Probus was one of the leading generals of his time and was proclaimed Augustus by his troops upon the death of Tacitus, and became the undisputed leader of the Roman Empire upon the murder of Florianus. He strengthened the empire both militarily and economically, but was assassinated by a band of mutinous soldiers who supported the usurper, Carus, in September/October 282.