Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

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Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Agrippa Gabii Louvre Ma1208.jpg
Bust of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa frae the Forum o Gabii, currently in the Louvre, Paris
Born 23 October/November 63 BC
Uncertain, possibly Istria or Asisium[1]
Dee'd 12 BC
Campanie
Allegiance Roman Military banner.svg Roman Republic
Roman Military banner.svg Roman Empire
Years o service 45 BC – 12 BC
Rank General
Commands held Roman Airmy
Battles/wars Caesar's Ceevil War
Battle o Munda
Post-Caesarian civil war
Battle o Mutina
Liberators' ceevil war
Battle o Philippi
Final War o the Roman Republic
Battle o Actium
Siege o Alexandria

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (c. 23 October or November 64/63 BC – 12 BC) wis a Roman statesman an general.[2] He wis a close friend, son-in-law, lieutenant an defence meenister tae Octavian, the future Emperor Caesar Augustus an faither-in-law o the Emperor Tiberius, maternal grandfaither o the Emperor Caligula, an maternal great-grandfaither o the Emperor Nero. He wis responsible for maist o Octavian’s militar victories, maist notably winnin the naval Battle o Actium against the forces o Mark Antony an Cleopatra.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Reinhold, p. 9; Roddaz, p. 23.
  2. Plate, William (1867). "Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. pp. 77–80.