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Marcus Salvius Otho

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Emperor of the Roman Empire
Roman coin showing Otho
Reign15 January 69 – 16 April 69
Full nameMarcus Salvius Otho
(from birth to accession); Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus (as emperor,
sometimes also Marcus Salvius Otho Nero Caesar Augustus)
Born28 April 32(32-04-28)
BirthplaceFerentium, Italy
Died16 April 69(69-04-16) (aged 36)
Place of deathRome
WifePoppea Sabina (forced to divorce her by Nero)
FatherLucius Otho
MotherTerentia Albia

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.[1] 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.


  1. Donahue, John (2004). "Roman Emperors - DIR Otho". Retrieved 13 March 2012.