Appius Claudius Pulcher (consul 79 BC)

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Appius Claudius Pulcher (c. 139 BC – 76 BC) was a Roman politician of the 1st century BC.

His father is uncertain — Gaius Claudius Pulcher or most likely Appius, Consul in 143 BC.[citation needed] The son was a supporter of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and served as praetor in 88 BC. He was exiled in that year by Gaius Marius while Sulla was away in the east. He returned to Rome after Lucius Cornelius Cinna died in 84 BC, and served as consul in 79 BC and as governor of Roman Macedonia from 78 BC to 76 BC.

This Appius Claudius Pulcher was married to Caecilia Metella Balearica (b. c. 125 BC) and was the father of:


Preceded by
Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Servilius Vatia
79 BC
Succeeded by
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Quintus Lutatius Catulus