Domitian Biography

Domitian was Roman emperor from 81 to 96. Domitian was the third and last emperor of the Flavian dynasty.

Domitian's youth and early career were largely spent in the shadow of his brother Titus, who gained military renown during the First Jewish-Roman War. This situation continued under the rule of his father Vespasian, who became emperor in 69 following the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. While Titus held a great many offices under the rule of his father, Domitian was left with honours but no responsibilities. Vespasian died in 79 and was succeeded by Titus, whose own reign came to an unexpected end when he was struck by a fatal illness in 81. The following day Domitian was declared Emperor by the Praetorian Guard, commencing a reign which lasted fifteen years – longer than any man who had ruled since Tiberius.

As Emperor, Domitian strengthened the economy by revaluing the Roman coinage, expanded the border defenses of the Empire, and initiated a massive building program to restore the damaged city of Rome. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Domitian
Full Name:
Titus Flavius Caesar Domitianus Augustus
Profession:
Roman emperor
Date of Birth:
October 24, 51
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
September 18, 96
Age at Death:
1955
Cause of Death:
Murder, Assassination
Domitian Timeline
  • 81-09-14
    Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
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