Vespasian


Vespasian
(9–79 AD)
   Roman emperor. Full name Titus Flavius Vespasianus. Son of Titus Flavius Sabinus and Vespasia Polla. He was born at Falacrina near Rieti, Italy, on 17 November 9,. He pursued a senatorial career, taking part in the conquest of Britain in 43 and governing Africa. He was put in command of the army sent to crush the Jewish revolt in 67. On 1 July 69, he was proclaimed emperor by the prefect of Egypt, Tiberius Julius Alexander and his forces and was supported by the Eastern and Balkan armies. He moved to Alexandriato cut wheat exports to Italy and is recorded as visiting the temple of Sarapis there. His forces took Rome in December 69, and he reached Italy in 70. Vespasian proved an effective ruler. He died at Aquae Clutiae near Rieti on 23 or 24 June 79.
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