Lucius Aemilius Paullus (consul 1)

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Lucius Aemilius Paullus (b. before 29 BC - 14 AD) was the son of Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus (suffect consul 34 BC and later censor) and Cornelia, the elder daughter of Scribonia. He was married to Vipsania Julia, the eldest granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus.

He is first mentioned in his mother Cornelia's funeral elegy in 16 BC, the same year her brother became consul.

He was brought up by his father, Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus. Sometime after 13 BC, this elder Paullus married Claudia Marcella Minor, who herself was a widow with a small child. The early career of the younger Paullus is unknown, his first and only known post being that of consul in 1 AD with his brother-in-law, Gaius Caesar. He is also known to have been a member of the Arval Brethren.[1]

According to ancient historians, his wife Julia was exiled in 8 AD for having an affair with a senator. Paullus himself was executed as a conspirator in a plot to assassinate Augustus at some point between 1 and 14.[2]

He only had one child by his wife, a girl named Aemilia Lepida (4/3 BC – 53 AD), who was betrothed to Claudius until the downfall of her parents caused her great-grandfather, Augustus, to break off the betrothal and marry her to Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus, consul in AD 19, by whom she had several children, including Junia Calvina and Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus, consul in AD 46.[1]


  1. ^ a b Syme, R., Augustan Aristocracy (1989), pp. 123f.
  2. ^ Suetonius, Life of Augustus 19


  • Syme, Ronald; Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford University Press, 1989)
  • Suetonius, Life of Augustus
Political offices
Preceded by
Cossus Cornelius Lentulus,
and Lucius Calpurnius Piso
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 1
with Gaius Caesar
Succeeded by
Marcus Herennius Picens
as Suffect consul