Titus Biography

Emperor, Military Leader (c. 39–c. 81)
Titus was Roman Emperor from 79-81 AD who--during his short reign--completed the Colosseum and dealt with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.


Titus was a born in Rome in the year 39 A. The elder son of Vespasian, he was a well-respected military commander before replacing his father as Roman Emperor. He served Rome for just two years (79–81), before dying of a fever. His works while in office included completing the Colosseum, responding to the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 and taking care of his people after a fire in Rome in 80.

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