Gaius Vipstanus Messalla Gallus
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It is assumed that Messalla Gallus was the son of Lucius Vipstanus Gallus and a Valeria Messalla. It is postulated that he was the brother of Lucius Vipstanus Poplicola, whom he succeeded in the consulship as a suffect consul in AD 48.
|Ancestors of Gaius Vipstanus Messalla Gallus|
- Gaius Claudius Marcellus the Elder was a son of another Marcus Claudius Marcellus and a direct descendant of Marcus Claudius Marcellus, five-time consul. This Gaius Claudius Marcellus and his father may be two of the Catilinarian conspirators, after discovery of the plot, they attempted to instigate revolts but then were defeated by Publius Sestius and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus respectively and put to death later.
- Syme, Ronald, The Augustan Aristocracy (1986), pgs. 241-242
- Laale, Hans Willer, Ephesus (Ephesos): An Abbreviated History from Androclus to Constantine XI (2011), pg. 198
- Morgan, Gwyn, 69 A.D.: The Year Of Four Emperors (2006), pg. 283
Aulus Vitellius and Lucius Vipstanus Poplicola
|Suffect Consul of the Roman Empire
with Lucius Vitellius
Quintus Veranius and Gaius Pompeius Longus Gallus