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The Duke Verrucosus
CI EE EAA
|Consul of Latium|
7 January 1981 – 7 January 1991
|Preceded by||Valentinian Poppaeus|
|Succeeded by||The Duke of Keld|
23 June 1963 – 4 January 1966
|Preceded by||The Duke Adrianople|
|Succeeded by||The Duke Caprenius|
|Count of the East|
Vicar of Perateia
31 March 1973 – 2 September 1976
|Preceded by||Constantine Turullius|
|Succeeded by||Michael Claudius|
|Senate Minority Leader|
2 September 1977 – 7 January 1981
|Preceded by||Michael Acisculus|
|Succeeded by||Jordan Duronius|
|Leader of the Conservative Party|
2 September 1977 – 8 January 1991
|Preceded by||Michael Acisculus|
|Succeeded by||Justin Seius|
4 January 1961 – 17 June 1966
|Preceded by||Arcadius Licinus|
|Succeeded by||Theophylactus Appuleius|
|Magistrate for Legionary Procurment|
17 May 1958 – 23 June 1963
|Preceded by||Constantine Brocchus|
|Succeeded by||David Ocellus|
|Senator of Latium|
4 January 1956 – 1 January 1996
|Born||Josephus Verrucosus Fabius Constantinus |
2 April 1928
Claudiopolis, Diocese of the East
Damiane Vitruvia (m. 1953)
|Alma mater||Coastal College, Utica (PPE)|
|Years of service||1945–1950|
Gelonian War of Independence
Duke Josephus Verrucosus (Josephus Verrucosus Fabius Constantinus; b. 2 April 1928) is a Latin nobleman, businessman and former Consul of Latium. He served as Consul on two occasions, becoming the youngest Latin Consul, at 35 years old, when he was appointed in 1963; and again serving from 1981 to 1991. By overall tenure across his appointments, he is the second longest serving Consul in Latin history. He is the maternal grandfather of Latin Emperor Constantine XX.
Verrucosus was born in 1928 to an impoverished family when his father was serving as an enlisted member of the Latin Army, stationed in Constantia. At the age of 17, he joined the Latin Army in 1945 where he took part in the Social War and the battles of Ravenna and Ascanium. Verrucosus earned a degree from the University of Utica in 1953, and was subsequently elected to the Senate in 1956. In 1953, Verrucosus married Latin noblewoman Damiane Vitruvia. He and Vitruvia have 5 children, including Zoe Verrucosa. In 1958 he served as Under-magistrate for Defense during the Consulship of Jason Claudius, Duke Adrianople. Upon Adrianople's mid-term retirement in 1963, Verrucosus was widely believed to be his hand-picked successor, serving until his electoral defeat in the 1965 general election. Before returning to the Consulship in 1981, Verrucosus put his political career on hold and aided his brother in creating Verrucosus Building and Trade, today known as Verrucosus Holdings. He was made Duke in 1970.
As Consul, Verrucosus saw an easing of previous Conservative Party platforms and was widely considered a moderate as his tenure progressed. In his first tenure as Consul he was integral in the move to universal suffrage in local and senate elections, along with his advocacy for devolution, stopping short of federal reform. His consulships saw increased funding for rural development, arts, and healthcare. Verrucosus was subject to multiple assassination attempts throughout his consulships. He was known for his abrasive tendencies among members of his own party and subordinates on the Council of Magistrates, and use of coercive practices to advance senate legislation.