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Fulvius (fem. Fulvia) (Italian Fulvio) was the nomen of the gens Fulvia, a Plebeian gens of ancient Rome that originally came from Tusculum. By the late 4th century BC they had joined Nobiles, which they achieved through the patronage of the Fabii, who supported the consular candidature of Lucius Fulvius Curvus, the first of his family to achieve the consulship in 322 BC. The Fulvii were highly respected by the families of the Patrician class and held a reputation for producing some excellent military generals. They were also very active in the politics of the Roman Republic. The Fulvii were also a major part of the Praetoriani and had many Imperial connections.
Various members include:
- Gnaeus Fulvius Maximus Centumalus - consul 298 BC
- Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 264 BC)
- Quintus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 237 BC), son to the above.
- Marcus Fulvius Nobilior (consul 189 BC)
- Quintus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 179 BC)
- Marcus Fulvius Nobilior (consul 159 BC)
- Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 125 BC)
- Marcus Fulvius Flaccus Bambalio, son to the above and married Sempronia Graccha, daughter of Gaius Gracchus.
- Fulvia Flacca Bambula, daughter to the above and third wife of Roman Triumvir Mark Antony.
- Fulvius Pius father of Fulvia Pia, maternal grandfather of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus and paternal grandfather to Gaius Fulvius Plautianus.
- Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, commander of the Praetorian Guard under Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. He was Severus' maternal cousin. Plautianus had a son of the same name who was murdered by Caracalla.
- Publia Fulvia Plautilla, daughter of the above, Roman Empress and wife to Roman Emperor Caracalla.
- Bringmann, Klaus, A History of the Roman Republic (2007), pg. 53