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Name commonly known as: Otho

Latin Roman Name: Marcus Salvius Otho

Otho Reigned as Roman Emperor / Caesar: 15 January 69 16 April 69

Dynasty / Historical Period: Year of the four emperors

Place and Date of Birth: Born 25 April 32. Birthplace Ferentium

Name of previous Emperor: His predecessor or the Emperor before Otho was Galba

Date Otho succeeded as Emperor of Rome and circumstances of rule: 15 January 69. Otho led a successful coup to overthrow the emperor Galba

Family connections / Genealogy
 *** Name of Father: Lucius Otho
 *** Name of Mother: Albia Terentia
 *** Otho Married: Poppea Sabina but was forced to divorce her by Nero
 *** Children: None

Why was Otho famous? Accomplishments, achievements and important events: He was ambitious and greedy, tried to pacify Vitellius but failed - his reign lasted for just three short months

Place and Date of Death: Otho died 16 April 69 (aged 36) in Rome. There had been revolution in Germany, where several legions had declared for Vitellius, the commander of the legions on the lower Rhine. Otho lost a battle with Vitellus and committed suicide

Name of next Emperor:  The successor to Otho was Vitellius

The Year of the Four Emperors 68 - 69 AD
The Year of the Four Emperors 68 - 69 AD and the beginning of the Flavian Dynasty. Following the suicide of Nero there was a brief period of civil war in Rome which resulted in the Year of the Four Emperors which saw the successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until the final accession of Vespasian who became the first ruler of the Flavian Dynasty. On the death of Nero, Servius Sulpicius Galba, already chosen emperor by the Praetorians and the Senate, was murdered in the Forum in January, A.D. 69. He was succeeded by Salvius Otho, the infamous friend of Nero, and the husband of Poppaea Sabina. The legions on the Rhine, however, proclaimed their own commander, Vitellius, emperor and Otho, his forces being defeated in a battle near Bedriacum between Verona and Cremona, killed himself. Vitellius, the new emperor, was remarkable for his gluttony and his coarse vices. He neglected every duty of his office, and soon became universally contemptible. Vespasian, the distinguished general, who had been fighting successfully against the Jews in Palestine, was proclaimed emperor by the governor of Egypt.

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