Felix Verrucosus, Count of Suasa
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The Count of Suasa
ESM MOP MOC SPO
|Consul of Latium|
19 June 1968 – 7 September 1974
|Preceded by||Menas Lutatius|
|Succeeded by||Theophylactus Appuleius|
23 March 1961 – 15 January 1966
|Preceded by||The Duke of Adrianople|
|Succeeded by||The Marchis of Espo|
|Senate Minority Leader|
15 January 1966 – 19 June 1968
|Preceded by||Menas Lutatius|
|Succeeded by||Valentinian Poppaeus|
|Leader of the Conservative Party|
17 December 1961 – 15 January 1976
|Preceded by||The Marchis of Espo|
|Succeeded by||Theophylactus Appuleius[|
|Senator of Latium|
4 January 1961 – 15 January 1974
|Born||Proculus Verrucosus Radus Felix |
27 August 1908
Venta Icenorum, Latium
|Died||7 September 1974 (aged 66)|
Velia, Castellum ab Alba, Latium
Damiane Vitruvia (m. 1953)
|Years of service||1934–1950|
Felix Verrucosus, Count of Suasa ESM MOP MOC SPO (27 August 1908 – 7 September 1974) was a prominent Latin politician and general, who served as Consul of Latium following the end of the Social War. Suasa served non-consecutive consulships, the first from 1961 to 1966, and again from 1968 until his assassination in 1974. Suasa was noted his his heavy-handedness and abrasive personality, often utilizing coercion of politicians in order to advance legislation. He was the first Protestant Consul of Latium.
Before his foray into politics, Suasa was widely known for his role in the Social War, and later business career. In 1949, he and his brother Laurentius founded Verrucosus Enterprises – the predecessor to Verrucosus Holdings.
Suasa was widely popular among voters throughout each of his consulships, though often lacked support from the nobility and occasionally verbally sparing with other senators. Suasa was integral in introducing universal suffrage in Latium and the Imperial decree enacting it in 1961. Suasa was initially rabidly Belisaroscpetic, though changed his views in the mid-1960s, making Pro-Belisarianism a key tenant of the Conservative Party's manifesto for the next forty years. Suasa was assassinated by Gelonian ultra-nationalists during a political rally in Castellum where he was planning to introducing proposals for either ethnic-based devolution or federal reform.
Suasa was born and raised Venta Icenorum, located in the rural county of Senia located near the Lyncanestrian border. Most of his youth and early life is unknown or sparse in actual facts, due to his rural roots. Records show that Suasa intended to enlist in the Latin Army at age 16 in 1924, but lied to recruiters about his age. He later intended to join the Scholarian Guard at age 18, though was unable due to duties at home. He eventually enlisted in the Latin Army in 1934 as a private. By 1946, he had risen to become Deputy Urban Prefect of Castellum.