Lucius Tarquinius Superbus

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Lucius Tarquinius Superbus
King of Rome
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Lucius Tarquinius Superbus
Reign 535 – 509 BC
Predecessor Servius Tullius
Successor Office abolished
Consort to Tullia
Children Sextus Tarquinius
Father Lucius Tarquinius Priscus
Mother Tanaquil
Tarquinius Superbus

Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (Tarquin the Proud) was the seventh and last legendary king of ancient Rome. He ruled Rome from 534(–)510 BC.[1] Many of the stories about him are legends, and are based on earlier Greek and Babylonian stories.[1]

His rule was violent as he used force to change many of the new reforms.[1] Many members of the Senate were killed and not replaced. He built large monuments, including a fortified temple. He and his family were forced to leave Rome after a revolt by the people. His son Sextus Tarquinius had raped Lucretia, a married noblewoman. Tarquinius Superbus died in Cumae.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Tarquinius Superbus". nndb.com. 2012 [last update]. http://www.nndb.com/people/439/000098145/. Retrieved 9 April 2012.