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Marcus Agrippa

Roman General Marcus Agrippa
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Full Name: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Profession: Roman General

Roman Empire

Why Famous: A Roman statesman and general, he was a close friend to Augustus and was responsible for his most important military victories, most notably at the Battle of Actium.

He was also father-in-law of Tiberius, maternal grandfather to Caligula, and maternal great-grandfather of Nero.

Born: October 23, 63 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium (suspected)
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 0036-09-03 BC In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

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