VICTORINUS (Marcus Piavonius Victorinus)
- After the murder of Postumus late in 268, and the extremely short reign of Marius, power passed to Victorinus.
- Victorinus was an able military man who had risen to high office under Postumus and may have been regarded as his successor.
- By the middle of 269, Spain had refused to recognize Victorinus and a force sent by Claudius II, the legitimate emperor, seized control of the Gallic territory east of the Rhone.
- This encouraged the Aedui of central Gaul to revolt against Victorinus. The revolt was suppressed in the autumn of 270, when Victorinus re-captured the city of Autun after a seven-month siege.
- Victorinus's persistent seduction of other men's wives led him to be killed early in 271.
- He was succeeded by Tetricus.