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Governor of Macedonia Gaius Octavius, IV
b.abt 100 BC
d.59 BC Nola, Italy
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Name Governor of Macedonia Gaius Octavius, IV
Gender Male
Birth? abt 100 BC
Death[1] 59 BC Nola, Italy

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Gaius Octavius (about 100 – 59 BC) was an ancestor to the Roman Emperors of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was the father of the Emperor Augustus, step-grandfather of the Emperor Tiberius, great-great grandfather of the Emperor Caligula, great-grandfather of the Emperor Claudius, and great-great-great grandfather of the Emperor Nero. He descended from an old, wealthy equestrian branch of the Octavii family. Despite being from a wealthy family, his family was plebeian, rather than patrician. As a novus homo ("new man"), he was not of a senatorial family.

His grandfather, Gaius Octavius, fought as a military tribune in Sicily during the Second Punic War. His father Gaius Octavius was a municipal magistrate who lived to an advanced age. He was distantly related to Gnaeus Octavius, the consul of 87 BC who led the opposition to Lucius Cornelius Cinna.

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  1. Gaius Octavius, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).