Tarquinius Priscus

Roman - An Etruscan. Fifth king of Rome. Son of Demeratus. Brother of Arruns. Husband of Tanaquil. Some say that his wife was Gaea Cecilia but this may be another name for the same woman. He became king of Rome after Ancus Marcius whose two sons had a greater right to the throne. He ruled for thirty-eight years and was killed either by the sons of Ancus or by shepherds employed by them, who axed Priscus to death. His wife ensured that her favourite, Servius Tullius, succeeded to the throne. He was originally known as Lucumo. Also referred to as Tarquinius Priscus, Lucius Tarquinius, Lucius Tarquinius, Lucumo, Tarquin, Tarquin, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Arruns, Tarquinius Collatinus, Tarquinius, Sextus or Turkin.

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