For the saint and bishop of Tours, see Saint Volusianus.

Coin featuring Volusian
38th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Reign 251–253 (with Trebonianus Gallus)
Predecessor Decius and Herennius Etruscus
Successor Aemilian
Died August 253
Full name
Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus
Father Trebonianus Gallus
Mother Afinia Gemina Baebiana

Volusianus (Latin: Gaius Vibius Volusianus Augustus;[1] died August 253), also known as Volusian, was a Roman Emperor from 251 to 253.

He was son to Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus by his wife Afinia Gemina Baebiana. He is known to have had a sister, Vibia Galla.

The death of Decius in early June 251 led to Trebonianus Gallus' elevation to the throne. Gallus adopted Decius' son Hostilian and made him co-ruler. Volusianus was named Caesar and Princeps Juventutis. Later in 251 Hostilian died of the plague and Volusianus replaced him as Augustus and co-ruler.

Father and son were both killed in 253 by mutinous troops in Interamna.


  1. In Classical Latin, Volusian's name would be inscribed as C · VIBIVS · VOLVSIANVS · AVGVSTVS.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Roman Emperor
Served alongside: Trebonianus Gallus
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Herennius Etruscus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Trebonianus Gallus,
Lucius Valerius Poplicola Balbinus Maximus
Succeeded by

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