A.D. 9 - 79
Roman Emperor
Flavius Vespasianus became the founder of the Flavian dynasty after the civil wars that followed Nero's death in A.D. 68.

Vespasian won fame as army commander in Britain and Germany. While fighting in Palestine he was proclaimed emperor. He left his son, Titus, in command of the troops and left for Rome.

In the year A.D. 70 Titus put down a fierce Jewish revolt and destroyed Jerusalem.

As emperor Vespasian promoted many building projects in Rome, the most famous of which is the colosseum.

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