Titus Statilius Taurus Corvinus

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Titus Statilius Taurus Corvinus was a member of the Titus Statilius Taurus family of Roman Senators which went back to Titus Statilius Taurus I.

His maternal grandfather was Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, his mother being Corvinus' daughter Valeria Messalina and his father was Titus Statilius Taurus III. His brother was Titus Statilius Taurus IV.

Titus Statilius Taurus Corvinus was Consul in Rome from January to June 45 AD during the reign of the Emperor Claudius.[1] His colleague in office that year was Marcus Vinicius.

In 46, with Asinius Gallus, the grandson of Asinius Pollio, he conspired in a plot against the Emperor Claudius hatched with several of Claudius' own freedmen. Certainly Gallus was exiled, but rather than exiled Corvinus may have been put to death.[2] He may have been the father of Statilia Messalina, the third wife of the Emperor Nero.[3]


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Political offices
Preceded by
C. Sallustius Crispus Passienus II and T. Statilius Taurus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Marcus Vinicius
January -February 45 AD
Succeeded by
D. Valerius Asiaticus II and M. Iunius Silanus