Marcus Salvius Otho
|7th Emperor of the Roman Empire|
Roman coin showing Otho
|Reign||15 January 69 – 16 April 69|
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|
|Died||16 April 69(aged 36)|
|Place of death||Rome|
|Wife||Poppea Sabina (forced to divorce her by Nero)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- Donahue, John (2004). "Roman Emperors - DIR Otho". roman-emperors.org. Retrieved 13 March 2012.