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Vitellius
Vitellius , was Roman Emperor for eight months, from 16 April to 22 December 69. Vitellius was acclaimed Emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors...
Timeline of Events
69
1.1.69
The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuses to swear loyalty to Galba. The rebelled and proclaimed Aulus Vitellius Germanicus as emperor.
4.14.69
Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
4.17.69
After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
10.24.69
Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
12.21.69
The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian becomes the fourth Emperor of Rome within a year.
12.22.69
Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered by the Gemonian stairs in Rome.