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Death of Roman Emperor Titus

Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus

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Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, most commonly known simply as Titus, dies of fever in Rome at the age of 41. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus was Roman Emperor from 79 to 81 after succeeding his father Vespasian.

Titus had previously served as prefect of the Praetorian Guard, and despite rumors about his character, he was generally acclaimed as a good and wise emperor for Rome. He will be deified by the Roman Senate and succeeded by Domitian, his younger brother.

Before becoming emperor, Titus was a leader of the Roman army and gained fame in fighting the First Jewish-Roman War — especially the Siege of Jerusalem, the last Jewish defensive strongpoint.

According to some reports, Titus refused to wear a wreath of victory in honor of the final defeat of the Jews. He is said to have claimed that it was not his victory because he was simply the vehicle through which the Jewish god visited his wrath against his people.

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