Biography of Marco Vespasiano Agripa (63-12 a.C.)

Politician and Roman military; He/She was born in the year 63 BC and died in 12 BC in Campania. Of modest origin, he/she distinguished himself as a faithful companion and collaborator of Octavian (the future Augustus). He/She was a great soldier, but its most noteworthy features were the administrator. His career began as a collaborator of Octavian, Apollonia, present Albania, an army preparing for the campaign split from Julio César, on the orders of Octavian. After the murder of César, supported Octavian, whom he/she accompanied in the battle of Philippi and assisted him in the formation of the second triumvirate. 38 BC the Organization in Cape Misseno (in the Gulf of Naples) of a naval base was entrusted and a torque bracket fight with Sextus Pompey. He/She won a great victory and retook Sicily, which was occupied by Sextus Pompey. After the civil war, he/she was twice consul of Augustus, becoming the man of confidence of the sovereign. He/She was tasked with solving difficult problems, like Rome floods, the channeling of the Tiber and the network of drains from the field of Mars. Built, works not only functional, but with decorative effects, and lifted his large buildings, such as the pantheon. He/She was responsible for the reorganization of the Gauls, the preparation of the expansion of the Empire, and the reorganization of the army and administration. Their efforts was a team of scholars to prepare a general map of the Empire, with a list of towns and villages of the same.

During the crisis of the year 23 BC, which coincided with a serious illness of Augustus, it was chosen as successor, but to recover the sovereign, Agripa was commissioned to represent the Emperor in the eastern territories of the Empire. In 22 BC he/she married the daughter of Augustus, to establish the groundwork for his succession to power, but his death prevented the succession.In the military were distinguished as Admiral at the battle of Actium, and as a soldier in the Alpine wars and Cantabria. Not missed in it nor pedagogical concern, their protective work of Arts and Sciences is comparable to the patron.