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Year of Four Emperors 68-69 AD. Marina Henke. http://www.crystalinks.com/YearoftheFourEmperors.html. What is it?. Prompted by death of Nero Period of civil war Four d ifferent emperors in 1 year Showed danger of no law . Nero. http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nero. Galba – 68-69 AD. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Year of Four Emperors 68-69 AD

Year of Four Emperors 68-69 ADMarina Henkehttp://www.crystalinks.com/YearoftheFourEmperors.html

What is it?Prompted by death of NeroPeriod of civil war Four different emperors in 1 yearShowed danger of no law

Nero http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeroGalba 68-69 ADEarly LifeBorn 4 BCAdopted by mother of emperor Held consulship in 33 AD

Rise to PowerHad emperors favor68 - military representativeGot help from governor of Lusitania (Portugal), Otho

Galbahttp://www.nndb.com/people/927/000087666/ Galba continuedDownfallWouldnt pay soldiers bonus Corruption Soldiers and Otho turned onhimKilled in streets January 19 69 ADReign: 7 Months

Coin of Galbahttp://wildwinds.com/coins/ric/galba/i.htmlOtho 69 ADEarly LifeBorn 32 AD Good friends w/ Nero but issues with wifeGovernor of Lusitania (Portugal)

Rise to PowerHad Praetorian guard kill friends + supporters of Galba

http://www.nndb.com/people/929/000087668/ Otho continuedDownfallRoman legions supported Vitellius (in France) Uneasiness in Rome Battle of Bedriacum (northern Italy)Otho lostKilled himself 16 April 69 ADReign: 95 Days

Battle of Bedriacum map http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Empire_69AD.PNG Vitellius 69 ADEarly LifeBorn 15 ADWon attention of emperors

Rise to PowerGalba made him governorWon Battle of Bedriacum

Vitelliushttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pseudo-Vitellius_Louvre_MR684.jpgVitellius continuedDownfallMade peace w/ Otho troopsReplaced praetorian guard Flavian Revolt People wanted Vespasian (in Egypt)Second Battle of Bedriacum Flung into Tiber on 22 December 69 ADReign: 7 Months

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/vitellius/i.html

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