Aulus Postumius Albinus (consul 242 BC)

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For other persons with the cognomen "Albus" or "Albinus", see Albinus (cognomen).

Aulus Postumius Albinus was a politician of Ancient Rome, of patrician rank, of the 3rd century BC.[1]

He was elected consul in 242 BC with Gaius Lutatius Catulus, who defeated the Carthaginians in the Battle of the Aegates Islands, and thus, brought the First Punic War to an end. Albinus was kept in the city, against his will, by the Pontifex Maximus, because he was Flamen Martialis.[2][3][4] He was censor in 234 BC,[5] and was apparently the father[citation needed] of the Lucius Postumius Albinus who was consul in 234 and 229 BC.

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Preceded by
Gaius Fundanius Fundulus and Gaius Sulpicius Gallus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Lutatius Catulus
242 BC
Succeeded by
Aulus Manlius Torquatus Atticus and Quintus Lutatius Cerco

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Albinus (10)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 91.