Flavia Domitilia the Elder

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Flavia Domitilia the Elder

Birthplace: Rome, Italia, Roman Empire
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Flavius Liberalis
Wife of Romn Equestrian from Tripolitania and Vespasian, Roman Emperor
Mother of Titus, Roman Emperor; Flavia Domitilla Minor and Domitian, Roman Emperor

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About Flavia Domitilia the Elder




Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus was born in AD 9 at Reate, north of Rome. His father Flavius Sabinus was a tax-collector and held equestrian rank. His mother, Vespasia Polla, belonged to an equestrian family, and her brother managed to become senator. Vespasian and his brother Sabinus both also managed to follow in their uncle's footsteps and become senators.

In AD 39 Vespasian married Flavia Domitilla. It was not necessarily a good match for a man seeking a high-flying career. Flavia was not even a full Roman citizen. And had been the mistress of a Roman equestrian in Tripolitania. It appears their marriage was truly one inspired by love, rather than political ambitions. Flavia and Vespasian did have three children together. Though she died long before Vespasian was to become emperor. And he would still remember her with great affection when he came to power.

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Flavia Domitilia the Elder's Timeline

Rome, Italia, Roman Empire
December 30, 39
Age 37
Rome, Roma, Italy
Age 42
October 18, 51
Age 49
Rome, Italia, Roman Empire
Age 66