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7th Emperor of the Roman Empire
Roman coin showing Otho
Reign 15 January 69 – 16 April 69
Predecessor Galba
Successor Vitellius
Born (32-04-28)28 April 32
Ferentium, Italy
Died 16 April 69(69-04-16) (aged 36)
  • Poppea Sabina (forced to divorce her by Nero)
Full name
Marcus Salvius Otho
(from birth to accession); Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus (as emperor,
sometimes also Marcus Salvius Otho Nero Caesar Augustus)
Dynasty None
Father Lucius Otho
Mother Terentia 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. 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.

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