Marcus Salvius Otho

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Otho
7th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Roman coin showing Otho
Roman coin showing Otho
Reign 15 January 69 – 16 April 69
Full name Marcus Salvius Otho
(from birth to accession); Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus (as emperor,
sometimes also Marcus Salvius Otho Nero Caesar Augustus)
Born 28 April 32(32-04-28)
Birthplace Ferentium, Italy
Died 16 April 69(69-04-16) (aged 36)
Place of death Rome
Predecessor Galba
Successor Vitellius
Wife Poppea Sabina (forced to divorce her by Nero)
Dynasty None
Father Lucius Otho
Mother Terentia Albia

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Donahue, John (2004). "Roman Emperors - DIR Otho". roman-emperors.org. http://www.roman-emperors.org/otho.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2012.