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Marcus Salvius Otho

Seventh Emperor of Ancient Rome

Marcus Salvius Otho (Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus, 28 April 32 AD–16 April 69 AD) was a Roman military commander who became Roman Emperor in 69 AD.[1] He led a coup against the Emperor Galba, but was defeated in a battle by Vitellius only eight weeks later. He took his own life after the battle. The year 69 was known as the Year of the Four Emperors.

Otho
7th Emperor of the Roman Empire
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Roman coin showing Otho
Reign15 January 69 – 16 April 69
PredecessorGalba
SuccessorVitellius
Born(32-04-28)28 April 32
Ferentium, Italy
Died16 April 69(69-04-16) (aged 36)
Rome
Wife
Full name
Marcus Salvius Otho
(from birth to accession); Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus (as emperor,
sometimes also Marcus Salvius Otho Nero Caesar Augustus)
DynastyNone
FatherLucius Otho
MotherTerentia Albia

ReferencesEdit

  1. Donahue, John (2004). "Roman Emperors - DIR Otho". roman-emperors.org. Retrieved 13 March 2012.