Marcus Salvius Otho
|7th Emperor of the Roman Empire|
Roman coin showing Otho
|Reign||15 January 69 – 16 April 69|
|Born||28 April 32|
|Died||16 April 69 (aged 36)|
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. 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.
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- Donahue, John (2004). "Roman Emperors - DIR Otho". roman-emperors.org. Retrieved 13 March 2012.