Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus

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Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus

Birthplace: Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy
Death: Died in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy
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Son of Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus Appianus, Roman Consul and Claudia-Marcella Minor
Husband of Domitia Lepida and Domitia Lepida Minor
Father of Valeria Messalina; Valeria Messalina, Empress Consort of Rome and Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
Brother of Valeria and Claudia Pulchra
Half brother of Publius Quinctilius Varus Quinctilius-Varus; Quinctilia; Haterius Agrippa and Appuleia Varilla

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About Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus

Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus

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Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus (11 BC - AD 20/21) was a consul of ancient Rome. He was the father of the Roman Empress Valeria Messalina.

He was son of Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus and Claudia Marcella Minor. His father served twice as consul. His paternal grandfather was the famous orator Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus. His maternal grandparents were consul Gaius Claudius Marcellus Minor and Octavia Minor, sister of Augustus.

Messala Barbatus married his half first-cousin Domitia Lepida Minor. Their marriage resulted in a son Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus who became consul in 58 and the future empress Valeria Messalina (20-48).[citation needed]

Messala Barbatus was consul in 20. Some modern historians believe he died in 20 or early 21. His only known siblings were his elder half-sister Claudia Pulchra who married the Roman general and politician Publius Quinctilius Varus and his full sister Valeria, born ca 10 BC who married Lucius Vipstanus Gallus (ca 15 BC - 17), Praetor in 17, and had issue.

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