A governor of Britain at the death of the emperor Commodus
(q.v.) in A.D. 192. In order to secure his neutrality, Septimius Severus made
him Caesar; but, after Severus had defeated his rivals, he turned his arms against Albinus. A
great battle was fought between them at Lugdunum (Lyons), in Gaul, A.D. 197, in which Albinus
was defeated and killed.