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Augustus
Augustus
Historical Figure
Nationality: Roman Empire
Date of Birth: 63 BC
Date of Death: AD 14
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Religion: Polytheism
Occupation: Soldier, Clergyman, Politician
Spouse: Clodia Pulchra; Scribonia;
Livia Drusilla
Children: Julia the Elder;
Gaius Caesar (grandson / adoptive son);
Lucius Caesar (grandson / adoptive son);
Tiberius (adoptive)
Relatives: Julius Caesar (great-uncle / adoptive father)
House: Julio-Claudian dynasty
Turtledove Appearances:
Give Me Back My Legions!
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct POV


Gunpowder Empire
POD: 12 BC
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Augustus (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, a native of the Roman Republic, was adopted by his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and was thenceforth known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, or Octavian for short. Under the sobriquet Augustus, he became the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.

Augustus in Give Me Back My Legions!Edit

In 7 AD, Augustus ordered Publius Quinctilius Varus to Germany as the new province's Military Governor. He gave Varus command of three legions to help settle the new province for the Roman Empire. He would have preferred to send an experienced military commander such as General Tiberius but he was busy putting down a rebellion by the Pannonians and so settled on an administrator like Varus, the former Governor of Syria.

Two years later, Varus and the three legions were destroyed by Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius. Augustus was utterly anguished by this event, privately and publicly demanding, "Publius Quinctilius Varus, give me back my legions!"

That winter, Augustus received a courier from the court of King Maroboduus of the Marcomanni who delivered a preserved head. Arminius had sent this head to Maroboduus to encourage him to join his rebellion, but Maroboduus refused and sent the head to Augustus for burial. Augustus personally confirmed that it was indeed the head of Varus.

Augustus in Gunpowder EmpireEdit

Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, charged General Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa with the conquest of Germania[1], which Agrippa completed in short order. Agrippa succeeded Augustus as Emperor upon the latter's death in AD 14.[2]

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gunpowder Empire, pgs. 40-41.
  2. Ibid., pg. 41.
Regnal titles
(OTL)
Preceded by
None, Julius Caesar as the Imperator of the Roman Republic
Emperor of Rome
27 BC- AD 14
Succeeded by
Tiberius
Regnal titles
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
None, Julius Caesar as the Imperator of the Roman Republic
Emperor of Rome
(Gunpowder Empire)

27 BC- AD 14
Succeeded by
Agrippa

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