Caeionius, Rufius Albinus
|born on||14 March 303 (greg.) at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Rome, Italy, 41n54, 12e29|
|Timezone||LMT m12e29 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°00' 01°19 Asc. 21°15'|
Roman senator who was appointed consul in 335.
Rufius Albinus was the son of Gaius Caeionius Rufius Volusianus who was Roman consul in 311 and 314 before being exiled. In 335 Rufius Albinus was appointed consul posterior alongside Julius Constantius. Then from 30 December 335 until 10 March 337, he was Praefectus urbi of Rome.
Rufius Albinus was referred to as philosophus, and may have been the author of works on logic and geometry. He may also have been the author of a history of Rome in verse. In around 337 the senate issued a decree, honouring him for his services with a statue.
He was patron of Astrology.
The senator and astrologer Julius Maternus Firmicus handed in his mathesis the horoscope of an unnamed person, which modern research has identified Ceionius Rufius Albinus.
Taeger quotes Specht "Astyrol. Monatshefte" Nr. 8/1958 via W. Koch.
Otto Neugebauer, The Horoscope of Ceionius Rufius Albinus, in: The American Journal of Philology, Vol 74, part 4, 1953, p. 418–420.
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political