The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 CE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 14 June 2023
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A map illustrating the fluctuation of powers in the Roman Empire during 69 CE (also known as The Year of the Four Emperors,) a turbulent period in Roman history that involved the rapid succession of Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian as emperors riding on personal ambition, political instability, power struggles, and military conflicts.

With the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty following the assassination of Nero, the imperial crown rapidly changed heads until, as the year 69 drew to a close, the forces of Vespasian captured Rome, solidifying his position as emperor and marking the beginning of the Flavian dynasty.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, June 14). The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17527/the-year-of-the-four-emperors-69-ce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 CE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 14, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17527/the-year-of-the-four-emperors-69-ce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Year of the Four Emperors, 69 CE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Jun 2023. Web. 19 Apr 2024.

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