Founder of the African dynasty of Roman emperors, b. at Leptis Magna in Africa, 11 April, 146; d. at York, England, 4 February, 211. Septimius Severus was born in Africa, at Leptis Magna, on April 11, 145, and died in Britain, on February 4, 211, after reigning for 18 years as Emperor of Rome. Severus came from a family that had become Roman citizens. Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He founded a personal dynasty and converted the government into a military monarchy. His reign marks a critical stage in the development of the absolute despotism that characterized the later Roman Empire. =========================== http://www.ask.com/wiki/Punic?qsrc=3044 Noted Punics Septimius Severus (Roman emperor from Punic ethnicity from the mainly Punic Libyan city of Lepcis Magna, founded by Phoenicians) Caracalla, his son Tertullian, an early Christian theologian (born in the highly multiethnic, Phoenician-founded city of Carthage) Vibia Perpetua (early Christian martyr, also born in Carthage) Cyprian (also born in Carthage) Hannibal, Carthaginian general Saint Augustine, Church Father Saint Monica,his mother ============================= Lepcis Magna is a World Heritage site on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa in the Tripolitania region of Libya. Originally founded by the Phoenicians in the 10th Century BC, it survived the attention of Spartan colonists, became a Punic city and eventually part of the new Roman province of Africa around 23 BC. http://www.alnpete.co.uk/lepcis/windows.html Lepcis Magna - Window on the Roman World in North Africa alnpete.co.uk Lepcis Magna is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the best preserved and most significant Roman cities in Africa.