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Probus, Maecus Aueelius, Roman Emperor, was a native of Pannonia. His military qualities led to rapid promotion, and when the Emperor Tacitus died he was proclaimed his successor by the soldiers. During a short reign of six years the enemies of Rome were beaten back on all sides, and Persia in particular was compelled to make peace; but Probus lost his short-lived popularity by the strict discipline he endeavoured to enforce, and in 282 was murdered near Sinnium, his birthplace.