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Bruttia (Crispina) Augusta (abt. 0164 - 0191)

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Empress Bruttia (Bruttia Crispina) "Augusta" Augusta formerly Crispina
Born about in Rome, Latium, Roman Empiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Rome, Italymap
[children unknown]
Died in Capri, Roman Empiremap
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Roman Empress from 178 to 188 as the consort of Roman Emperor Commodus.

Crispina was born and raised in Rome or Volceii. Crispina came from an illustrious aristocratic family and was the daughter of twice consul Gaius Bruttius Praesens and his wife Valeria. Crispina’s paternal grandparents were consul and senator Caius Bruttius Praesens and the rich heiress Laberia Hostilia Crispina, daughter of another twice consul, Manius Laberius Maximus. Her father’s family originally came from Volceii, Lucania, Italy and were closely associated with the Roman Emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. Crispina's brother was future consul Lucius Bruttius Quintius Crispinus.

Crispina married the sixteen year-old, Commodus in the summer of 178. Crispina's marriage failed to produce an heir due to her husband's inability. After ten years of marriage, Crispina was falsely charged with adultery by her husband and was banished to the island of Capri in 188, where she was later executed.


Date: 199
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Age: 38-39



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On 9 Feb 2017 at 03:21 GMT Paul Gierszewski wrote:

According to this profile, Marcus Aurelius was both her brother and her husband. This is because she is linked here to her husbands parents.

On 19 Dec 2016 at 09:22 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

"daughter of twice consul Gaius Bruttius Praesens and his wife Valeria" seems connected to the wrong parents btw

On 1 Oct 2016 at 00:20 GMT Magnus Sälgö wrote:


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