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Vespasia'nus, T. Fla'vius Sabi'nus *ou)espasiano/s, Roman emperor, A. D. 70-79, was born in the Sabine country on the 17th of November, A. D. 9. His father was a man of mean condition, of Reate, in the country of the Sabini. His mother, Vespasia Polla, was the daughter of a Praefectus Castrorum, and the sister of a Roman senator.
and the island of Anglesey, which had before been subjected by the Romans, but had revolted under the administration of Suetonius Paullinus.
The following year (A. D. 79)Vespasian was guilty of an act of cruelty which marks his character with a stain. Julius Sabinus, who had assumed the title of Caesar in Gaul at the beginning of in perfect health; and on feeling the approach of death he said that an emperor should die standing ; and in fact he did die in this attitude on the 24th of June A. D. 79, being 69 years of age, seven months and seven days.
He reigned ten years all but six days, for his reign is dated from his proclamation as emperor at Alexandria