Elder Sister #1 : Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla 

Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla or Lucilla was the elder sister & second daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. She was born in 148AD.

In 161, when she was between 13 years old, Lucilla’s father arranged a marriage for her with his co-ruler Lucius Verus.

Verus, who was at that time 31 years old, became her husband in 164AD. At this marriage, she received her title of Augusta and became a Roman Empress.

Together they had three children.

She spent much time in Rome, while her husband was away from Rome much of the time, leading army against his enemy.

Lucius Verus died around 169AD, while returning from the war in the Danube region. After his death, Lucilla lost her status as Empress.

In 169 AD, her father arranged a second marriage for her with Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus Quintianus of Antioch.

Emperor Commodus Sisters
Emperor Commodus Sisters

Lucille was hoping to again become empress after her father’s death. However, in 180 AD, her father died and her brother Commodus became the new emperor.

Lucilla lost all hope of becoming Empress again.

Lucilla was not happy living the quiet life of a private citizen in Rome, and hated her sister-in-law empress Bruttia Crispina.

Over time, Lucilla became very concerned with her brother Commodus’ erratic behavior and decided to assassinate him. She wanted to replace him with her husband and herself as the new rulers of Rome.

However, assassination attempt failed and conspirators were caught.

Commodus banished Lucilla and her daughter to the Italian island of Capri.

Later that year, he sent a centurion there to execute them.

Elder Sister #2 : Annia Galeria Aurelia Faustina 

Annia Galeria Aurelia Faustina was a daughter of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius born in 151 AD.

Her elder sister was empress Lucilla and her younger brother was Commodus.

She was born and raised in Rome.

Her parents married her to Gnaeus Claudius Severus 159 AD.

Gnaeus Claudius Severus was a Roman Senator of Pontian Greek descent from Pompeiopolis.

After Faustina married Claudius Severus, they settled in Pompeiopolis, a city in the Roman province of Galatia.

Faustina bore Claudius Severus a son, Tiberius Claudius Severus Proculus, who served as consul in 200 AD.

She died young, sometime after 165 AD.

Elder Sister #3 : Annia Aurelia Fadilla

Annia Aurelia Fadilla was one of the daughters born to Marcus born in 159 AD.

Fadilla was born and raised in Rome.

During the reign of her father, she married Marcus Peducaeus Plautius Quintillus, a nephew of Roman emperor Lucius Verus.

Her husband later became a Roman senator who later served twice as consul.

When her father died in 180, her remaining brother Commodus succeeded him as Roman emperor. She was very close to her brother Commodus.

During Commodus’ reign, Fadilla and her family lived in a private palace on Capitoline Hill in Rome. Her husband became one of Commodus’ main advisers.

Fadilla warned Commodus about the rising ambition of a Praetorian prefect Marcus Aurelius Cleander, who was becoming powerful.

With the help of her sisters, she uncovered and revealed a palace conspiracy aimed at the removal of Commodus in 189 AD.

She died in 211 AD.

Elder Sister #4 : Annia Cornificia Faustina Minor 

Annia Cornificia Faustina Minor  was a daughter of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius born in 160 AD.

Cornificia Faustina was born and raised in Rome and later married the African Roman politician Marcus Petronius Sura Mamertinus.

Sometime after 173AD, she gave birth to her son Petronius Antoninus.

Her husband served as consul in 182AD.

In 191AD, her brother Emperor Commodus ordered the deaths of her husband, her son, her brother-in-law and her sister-in-law’s family.

Cornificia survived the political executions of Commodus and later married Lucius Didius Marinus, a powerful Roman noble of equestrian rank. Later he later became a tax collector and tribune of the first Praetorian cohort.

During the brief reign of Pertinax (193), she was involved in an affair with the emperor. In 212, when she was in her fifties, Caracalla ordered her death, thus eliminating the last surviving child of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger in Rome.

Younger Brother #1 : Marcus Annius Verus Caesar 

Marcus Annius Verus Caesar was a son of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius born in 162 AD.

On 12 October 166 AD, his father celebrated a triumph for the victory of the Romans in the Parthian War. There he made Annius as Caesar of the Roman Empire, alongside his elder brother Commodus.

When Annius was seven years old he developed a tumor under his ear.

Annius died on 10 September 169 AD due to complications in removing a tumor from under his ear.

This left Commodus as the sole heir.  His father, Marcus Aurelius, mourned his death for just five days, while still continuing public work.

Younger Sister #1 : Vibia Aurelia Sabina

Vibia Aurelia Sabina was the youngest daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius  born in 170AD.

In her childhood, Aurelia Sabina had travelled extensively with her parents throughout the Roman Empire.

Just before her father died in 180 AD, Aurelia Sabina was married to the African Roman Senator Lucius Antistius Burrus who came from Thibilis.

After Aurelia Sabina married Antistius Burrus in Rome, they returned and settled in Thibilis.

In 181 AD, her husband served as an ordinary consul there. In 188 AD, Antistius Burrus was involved in a conspiracy against the Commodus.

He was one of various Roman Senators in this conspiracy.  When this conspiracy was uncovered, Antistius Burrus was put to death.

Aurelia Sabina was not involved in the conspiracy and survived her brother’s persecutions. She chose to spent the rest of her life in Roman Africa.

After her first husband had died, Aurelia Sabina married Lucius Aurelius Agaclytus, a Romano-Greek Freedman who was of Equestrian rank.

Aurelia Sabina spent her remaining years in Thibilis. It appears from her marriages that she had no children.

Due to her status; the status of her family and her connections, Aurelia Sabina became a prominent Italian resident in North Africa.

She died sometime before 217 AD.

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