VINCENT, François-André
(b. 1746, Paris, d. 1816, Paris)

Germanicus Appeasing Revolt in his Camp

Oil on canvas, 120 x 145 cm
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Germanicus (16 BCE-19 CE), was nephew and adopted son of the Roman emperor Tiberius (reigned 14–37 CE). He was a successful and immensely popular general who, had it not been for his premature death, would have become emperor. As consul in the year 12, he was appointed to command Gaul and the two Rhine armies. His personal popularity enabled him to quell the mutiny that broke out in his legions after Augustus's death (14).

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