Iulia Aurelia Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

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Iulia Aurelia Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

Birthplace: Palmyra, Syria
Death: Died in Tibur (Tivoli) Rome
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Julius Aurelius Zenobius, Governor & King of Palmyra and Zabbai bat Herith
Wife of NN Senator of Rome; Aurelian and Septimius Odenathus, King of Palmyra
Mother of L. Septimia Patavinia Balbilla Tyria Nepotilla Odaenathiania; Timoluos Prince of Palmyra; Herennianus Prince of Palmyra and Wahballtes (Vaballathus) of Palmyra
Sister of Septimia Queen of Palmyra

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About Iulia Aurelia Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra

Zenobia (240 – c. 274) was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria. She led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. The second wife of King Septimius Odaenathus, Zenobia became queen of the Palmyrene Empire following Odaenathus' death in 267. By 269, Zenobia had expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefect, Tenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.