AgrippaRoman general and close associate of Augustus (c. 63 BCE - 12 BCE) Romans / Historical Persons
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63-12 BCE) was a central person in the establishing of the principate. He was a close friend and ally of Octavian, the later Emperor Augustus, and the man behind most of Octavian's military triumphs.Marcus Vispanius Agrippa
Agrippa distinguished himself as a commander in the wars in Gaul and became consul for the first time in 37 BCE. He started to work closely with Octavian, for whom he reorganised the fleet. Agrippa took part in the wars against Sextus Pompeius and Marcus Antonius (Marc Antony) and played a decisive role in the victory at Actium.
Agrippa build and reconstructed several buildings and monuments in Rome, of which the most famous is the Pantheon.
Augustus chose Agrippa as his designated heir after his illness in 23 BCE and the death of Marcellus that same year. The following year Agrippa married Augustus's only daughter Julia, Marcellus widow. They had five children, of whom three sons were adopted by Augustus and hence in the line of succession, but all three died young.
Agrippa died in 12 BCE and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus along with the rest of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
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- Agrippina the Elder - Roman princess, daughter of Agrippa and Julia, wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Augustus - Roman Emperor (27 BCE-14 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Caligula - Roman Emperor (37-41 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Germanicus - Adopted heir of Tiberius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Julia - Daughter of Augustus and Scribonia, wife of Agrippa and Tiberius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Livia - Roman Empress (27 BCE-14 CE), wife of Augustus and mother of Tiberius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Marcellus - Augustus' first designated heir (died 23 BCE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Pantheon (Rome, Italy)
- Pompey - Roman general and statesman (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Tiberius - Roman Emperor (14-37 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Gaius Caesar - Grandson and designated heir to emperor Augustus (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Horrea Agrippiana - Granary and marketplace built by Agrippa (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Lucius Caesar - Grandson and designated heir to emperor Augustus (Romans, Historical Persons)
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