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Flavian dynasty

(69 - 96 CE)

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This dynasty ruled from 69 to 96 CE. Its founder was Vespasian.

After a short-lived civil war known as the year of the four emperors after the death of Emperor Nero, the last member of of the Julio-Claudian family, the commander of the eastern troops – Vespasian took power. He is considered the precursor of the Flavian dynasty.


Titus Flavius ​​Vespasianus (9-79 CE)

He ruled from 69 to 79 CE.

He distinguished himself in the final phase of the conquest of Britain (the 40s of the 1st century CE), which was remembered and opened the way for him to the consul’s office. After expiration, with the death of Nero, the Julio-Claudian Dynasty, took part in the succession struggle and stayed in 69 CE elected emperor and recognized by the Senate. Julius Agricola was appointed governor of Britain.

He distinguished himself as a reformer and reorganizer of Roman statehood, he strengthened the borders of the empire. He ordered the Stoics to be removed from Rome and began building the largest amphitheatre in history – Colosseum (it was not finalized). He died before the victorious Agricola invasion of Caledonia.

Biography of Vespasian


Titus Flavius ​​Vespasianus (39-81 CE)

He ruled from 79 to 81 CE.

He ended the Jewish War of 66-70 CE tearing down Jerusalem. During his reign, the Vesuvius volcano erupted and the city of Pompeii was destroyed.

During the reign of Titus built “arena of death”, the so-called Colosseum. In addition, the reign of Titus was interspersed with tragic catastrophes: plagues, a fire in Rome and the aforementioned volcanic eruption. During the times of Titus, a lot of new buildings were built.

Biography of Titus Flavius ​​


Titus Flavius ​​Domitianus (CE 51 – 96)

He ruled from 81 to 96 CE.

He was famous for autocratic rule and terror. He called himself Dominus et Deus, and severely punished those who refused to do so.

Murdered in an imperial palace in Rome as a result of a conspiracy by praetorians, the imperial chamberlain and empress Domitia.

Biography of Domitian

Family tree of the Flavian dynasty

Flavian Dynasty

Previous Dynasty
Julian-Claudian Dynasty

Next Dynasty:
Antonine Dynasty

  • Krawczuk Aleksander, Poczet cesarzy rzymskich, Warszawa 2004
  • Krawczuk Aleksander, Poczet cesarzowych Rzymu, Warszawa 2001

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