Faenius Rufus

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Faenius Rufus
Born Unknown
Died 65
Allegiance Roman Empire
Years of service 62–65
Rank Praetorian prefect
Commands held Praetorian Guard

Faenius Rufus, Roman senator, praefectus annonae, 55-62AD. Tacitus reports that (unlike most holders of that office) he did not profit from it. With Tigellinus, he succeeded Sextus Afranius Burrus as praetorian prefect in 62. In 65, however, he was executed for his part as a member of the Pisonian conspiracy against the Emperor Nero.


  • Tacitus, Annals, 14.51 and 15.50
Government offices
Preceded by
Sextus Afranius Burrus
Praetorian prefect
together with
Gaius Ophonius Tigellinus

Succeeded by
Gaius Ophonius Tigellinus
and Nymphidius Sabinus