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Titus, FLAVIUS SABINUS VESPASIANUS (40-81 A.D.), Roman Emperor, was son of the Emperor Vespasian, and, entering the army in youth, served under his father, assisting in the capture of Jerusalem. His father, commonly called Vespasian, was of humble origin, and managed to obtain great honours, and finally the crown itself, by his military exploits. He succeeded Nero in 66, and left his son to complete the conquest of Jerusalem. On the return of the latter, they shared the royal dignity till 79, when Titus the Younger became the sole emperor. Both left excellent memories behind them, their wise and benevolent rule endearing to the people. It is believed that Titus, to whom we owe the Colosseum, was poisoned by his brother Domitian.