VI Victrix   Update 5.11.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1598-1614      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
43 BC founded by Octavian        
42 part of Octavian's army        
41 siege of Perusia        
31 probably fought for Octavian at Actium        
27-19 Cantabrian Wars in Spain     Hispania Citerior  
19 in Spain Legio Leon Hispania Citerior titled VI Hispana
54/67 AD title Victrix first attested, but probably from much earlier       Victrix = "Victorious"
68 proclaimed their governor Galba emperor        
69-70 marched to the Rhine to suppress Civilis' revolt        
70 stationed on the Rhine Novaesium Neuss Germania Inferior  
89 with 3 other legions defeated Saturninus' revolt       I Min, X Gem, XXII Pg
89 called VI Victrix Pia Fidelis Domitiana       "dutiful, loyal, of Domitian"
96 title Domitiana dropped after Domitian's murder       retained Pia Fidelis
100/105 moved to Vetera during Dacian wars Vetera Xanten Germania Inferior  
122 Hadrian took the legion with him to Britain Eburacum York Britannia to replace the destroyed IX Hispana.?
155-158 British revolt        
193-197 fought for Clodius Albinus in Gaul        
c.196/197 returned to Britain Eburacum York Britannia Inferior  
209 Septimius Severus' campaign in Scotland       titled Victrix Britannica Pia Fidelis
211/218 titled Antoniniana after Caracalla        
222-235 titled Severiana after Alexander Severus        
238-244 titled Gordiana after Gordian III        
284 still in Britain