Vitellius

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Vitellius
Emperor of the Roman Empire
Pseudo-Vitellius Louvre MR684.jpg
Pseudo-Bust of Roman Emperor Vitellius
Reign 16 April - 22 December 69
Full name Imperator Caesar Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Augustus
Born 24 September 15(15-09-24)
Birthplace Rome, Italy
Buried Rome
Predecessor Marcus Salvius Otho
Successor Vespasian
Consort to Galeria Fundania
Royal House None
Father Lucius Vitellius the Elder
Mother Sextilia
Aulus Vitellius Germanicus
Born September 24, 15 BC
Rome, Roman Empire
Died December 22, AD 69
Allegiance Roman Empire
Years of service AD 33-69
Other work Consul of the Roman Empire and Emperor of Rome

Aulus Vitellius Germanicus [1] {September 24, 15-December 22, AD 69} was later known as Vitellius was an Roman Emperor and general for eight months from 16 April to 22 December 69. Vitellius was acclaimed emperor following quick succession of previous emperors Galba and Marcus Salvius Otho, in the year of civil war known as Year of the Four Emperors Vitellius was the first add the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name was instead of Caesar upon his accession; the latter name had fallen into disrepute in many quarters because of the actions of Roman Emperor Nero. [2]

Portrait[change | edit source]

Invading Britain[change | edit source]

In AD 43 Roman Emperor Claudius conquers Britannia, Aulus Plautius, governor of Britannia. Roman conquest of Britain, and Claudius defeats Caratacus

Rebellion[change | edit source]

On 16 April 69 After Marcus Salvius Otho's death in Rome. He became in Roman Emperor of Rome, he was an third emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors. Vitellius was an Roman military commander of Germania Inferior. He did a quick succession with Galba and Otho. After Otho's friend Nero's death.

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  1. born Aulus Vitellius
  2. In Classical Latin Vitellius' name would be inscribed as AVLVS VITELLIVS GERMANICVS AVGVSTVS
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