THE ROMAN DYNASTIES OF ROME & CONSTANTINOPLE

68-96AD
THE FLAVIAN DNASTY
AND THE YEAR OF THE FOUR EMPERORS
The Year of the Four Emperors 68 - 69 AD and the beginning of the Flavian Dynasty. Following the suicide of Nero there was a brief period of civil war in Rome which resulted in the Year of the Four Emperors which saw the successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until the final accession of Vespasian who became the first ruler of the Flavian Dynasty.

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GALBA 68 -69 AD

SERVIVS GALBA IMPERATOR CAESAR AVGVSTVS
BORN 8 NOVEMBER 30AD, NEAR NARNI, ITALIA
RULE 7 MONTHS 7 DAYS
18 SEPTEMBER 96 AD – 27 JANUARY 98 AD
Appointed by the Senate
Murdered by Praetorian Guard in coup led by Otho.
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GALBA 68-69 AD
BUSTS OF
GALBA FROM MUSEUMS:LOUVRE, VATICAN,ROME, SEVILLE

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OTHO 69 AD -69 AD

MARCVS OTHO CAESAR AVGVSTVS
BORN 25 APRIL 32 AD, FERENTINUM, ETRURIA, ITALIA
RULE 3 MONTHS 1 DAY
15 JANUARY 69 AD – 16 APRIL 69 AD
Appointed by Praetorian Guard
Committed suicide after losing Battle of Bedriacum to Vitellius
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OTHO 69-69 AD
BUSTS OF
OTHO FROM MUSEUMS: LOUVRE, VATICAN, ROME,

 

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VITELLIVS 69 AD - 69 AD

AVLVS VITELLIVS GERMANICVS AVGVSTVS
Born 24 SEPTEMBER 15 AD ROME
RULE 8 MONTHS
17 APRIL 69 AD – 20 DECEMBER 69 AD
Seized power with support of German Legions (in opposition to Galba/Otho)
Murdered by Vespasian's troops Assassinated in a conspiracy involving senators and Praetorian Guards
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VITELLIVS 69-69 AD
BUSTS OF
VITELLIVS FROM MUSEUMS: Copenhagen, ROME, VENICE, FLORENCE

 

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VESPASIAN 69AD - 79 AD

TITVS FLAVIVS CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 17 NOVEMBER 9 AD, FALACRINE, ITALIA
RULE 10 YEARS
1 JULY 69 AD – 24 JUNE 79 AD
Seized power with the support of the eastern Legions (in opposition to Vitellius)
Natural causesrd.
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VESPASIAN 69-79 AD
BUSTS OF
VESPASIAN FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, Istanbul, ROME,NAPLES, SEVILLE

 

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TITUS 79AD - 81AD

TITVS FLAVIVS CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 30 DECEMBER 39 AD, ROME
RULE 2 YEARS 3 MONTHS
24JUNE 79 AD – 13 SEPTEMBER 81 AD
Son of Vespasian

Natural causes (Plague?)
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TITUS 79-81 AD
BUSTS OF
TITUS FROM MUSEUMS: BRITISH MUSEUM, LOUVRE, VATICAN, Copenhagen, ROME, St. Petersburg

 

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DOMITIAN 81 AD -96 AD

TITVS FLAVIVS CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS
BORN 24 OCTOBER 51, ROME
RULE 15 YEARS
14 SEPTEMBER 81 AD –18 SEPTEMBER 96 AD
Son of Vespasian
Assassinated by court officials
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DOMITIAN 81-96 AD
BUSTS OF
DOMITIAN FROM MUSEUMS: LOUVRE, VATICAN, ROME, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, FLORENCE, SEVILLE

 

 

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