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Roman Emperor Vespasian (69-79 AD)


Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born 17 November 9 AD. In 63 AD he served as Proconsul in Africa. When the First Jewish Revolt began, N ero sent Vespasian and his son Titus to put it down and by the time Nero committed suicide, most of the lands had been retaken. In the time after Nero's death, Vespasian supported both successors Otho and Galba. He refused, however, to support Vitellius, and upon the latter's claim to the title of Augustus, Vespasian had himself proclaimed emperor by the eastern armies on 1 July 69 AD. In 70 AD he e ntered Rome and began the task restoration following the civil wars. He died at Reate on 24 June 79 AD of natural causes.

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