Felix Verrucosus, Count of Suasa


The Count of Suasa

ESM MOP MOC SPO
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Consul of Latium
In office
19 June 1968 – 7 September 1974
MonarchDiana Augusta
Preceded byMenas Lutatius
Succeeded byTheophylactus Appuleius
In office
23 March 1961 – 15 January 1966
Preceded byThe Duke of Adrianople
Succeeded byThe Marchis of Espo
Senate Minority Leader
In office
15 January 1966 – 19 June 1968
MonarchDiana Augusta
ConsulMenas Lutatius
Preceded byMenas Lutatius
Succeeded byValentinian Poppaeus
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
17 December 1961 – 15 January 1976
Preceded byThe Marchis of Espo
Succeeded byTheophylactus Appuleius[
Senator of Latium
In office
4 January 1961 – 15 January 1974
Personal details
BornProculus Verrucosus Radus Felix
27 August 1908
Venta Icenorum, Latium
Died7 September 1974(1974-09-07) (aged 66)
Velia, Castellum ab Alba, Latium
NationalityLatin
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Damiane Vitruvia (m. 1953)
Children4
ProfessionSoldier, Businessman
Military service
AllegianceLatium
Service/branchCoat of Arms of the Spanish Military Audit Corps School.svg Imperial Army
Years of service1934–1950
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Prefect
Battles/warsSocial War

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.

Origins

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.

Military Career

Social War

Business ventures

Political Career

First Consulship

Second Consulship

Legacy

See also