Peter Claudius, Duke of Adrianople

Catepan Strategus His Grace

The Duke of Adrianople

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Consul of Latium
In office
25 July 1886 – 2 August 1890
MonarchTheophylactus I Augustus
Preceded byThe Count of Entella
Succeeded byThe Duke of Orontes
In office
1 January 1866 – 5 February 1866
Serving with The Duke of Beroea
Preceded byThe Count of Pola
The Lord Lepera
Succeeded byThe Duke of Beroea
Tribune of the People
In office
1 January 1854 – 31 December 1854
Preceded byAulus Camillius
Succeeded byThe Lord of Salodurum
Senator of Latium
In office
25 July 1871 – 12 November 1914
Personal details
BornVopiscus Claudius Nero Petrus Drusus
5 December 1836
Adrianople, Latium
Died12 November 1914(1914-11-12) (aged 90)
Velia, Castellum ab Alba, Latium
Political partyOptimates
Other political
Independent (pre-1886)
Leona Tullia
(m. 1872; died 1914)
Alma materOlympia
Military service
Branch/serviceCoat of Arms of the Spanish Military Audit Corps School.svg Imperial Army
Years of service1848-1866
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Catepan Strategos
Battles/warsGelonian Rebellion (1849)

Catepan Strategus Peter Claudius, Duke of Adrianople, EAA CSM MCC GMAV (Vopiscus Claudius Nero Petrus Drusus; 5 December 1826 – 12 November 1914), was a Latin soldier and statesman, born in Adrianople, Latium. Claudius was the first member of his family to serve as Consul since

Claudius was commissioned as a Second lieutenant in the Latin Army in 1848. He served as aide-de-camp to Theophylactus I Augustus in the Imbrosian Rebellion of 1849. A colonel by 1850, Claudius fought in the Gelonian Revolt at the Battle of Ialoinon. He succeeded his father as Duke of Adrianople in 1839 and as a newly appointed major-general won a decisive victory over the Gelonian Rebellion in 1950.

After ending his active military career, Claudius returned to politics. He is only one of two individuals to serve as Consul both before and after the final reforms of Theophylactus. He continued as one of the leading figures in the Senate until his retirement.

Early Life and Education

Military Career

Political Career

First Consulship

Second Consulship

Marriage and Issue

The Duke married Lady Leona Tullia, youngest child of father and mother in 1857. They had three children

  • Lady Isabella
  • Theodosius Claudius, 35th Duke of Adrianople (b. 1867); married Lady Isabella Claudia, (1884).
  • Lord Adrian


Titles and Tributes

  • 5 December 1836 – 12 August 1851: Marchis Philadelphia
  • 8 May 1871 – 12 November 1914: His Grace The Duke of Adrianople

See also