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Roman imperial dynasties
Year of the Four Emperors
Chronology
Galba 68–69
Otho 69
Vitellius 69
Vespasian 69–79
Succession
Preceded by
Julio-Claudian dynasty
Followed by
Flavian dynasty

The Year of the Four Emperors was a year in the history of the Roman Empire, AD 69, in which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.

The suicide of emperor Nero, in 68, was followed by a brief period of civil war, the first Roman civil war since Mark Antony's death in 30 BC. Between June of 68 and December of 69, Rome witnessed the successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until the final accession of Vespasian, first of the Imperial Flavian dynasty, in July 69. The social, military and political upheavals of the period had Empire-wide repercussions, which included the outbreak of the Batavian rebellion.

The Roman Empire, 69. After the death of emperor Nero, four prominent noblemen in succession acceded to the imperial power.

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Roman imperial dynasties
Year of the Four Emperors
Chronology
Galba 68–69
Otho 69
Vitellius 69
Vespasian 69–79
Succession
Preceded by
Julio-Claudian dynasty
Followed by
Flavian dynasty

The Year of the Four Emperors was a year in the history of the Roman Empire, AD 69, in which four emperors ruled in succession: Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian.

The suicide of emperor Nero, in 68, was followed by a brief period of civil war, the first Roman civil war since Mark Antony's death in 30 BC. Between June of 68 and December of 69, Rome witnessed the successive rise and fall of Galba, Otho and Vitellius until the final accession of Vespasian, first of the Imperial Flavian dynasty, in July 69. The social, military and political upheavals of the period had Empire-wide repercussions, which included the outbreak of the Batavian rebellion.

The Roman Empire, 69. After the death of emperor Nero, four prominent noblemen in succession acceded to the imperial power.

Year of the Four Emperors sections
Intro  Succession  Chronology  See also  References  

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