A Tourist in Rome - Marcus Agrippa

Birth:63 BC
Death:12 BC (illness)
Significance:Augustus' right-hand man

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was Augustus' best friend, right-hand man, son-in-law, architect, and general. He was the architect of the Pantheon and his name appears on its inscription above the front portico. He was also the architect of the Basilica of Neptune, overhauled the Cloaca Maxima, built the theater in Ostia Antica, possible owner of the Villa Farnesina, and his ashes were interred in the Mausoleum of Augustus.

Marcus Agrippa, at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
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Portrait of Marcus Agrippa, a copy in the Ara Pacis Museum of an original in the Louvre Museum, Paris
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Portrait of Marcus Agrippa, in the Room of the Columns of the Central Montemartini Museum
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Relief on the Trevi Fountain, of Agrippa commanding the construction of the aqueduct
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