Agrippa (died 12BCE)

Agrippa (died March 12, 12BCE). General Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a close lifelong friend and supporter of Octavian (later the Emperor Augustus) who was responsible for most of Octavian's major victories including the Battle of Actium (September 2, 31BCE). He was also instrumental in improving Rome's aqueduct system. He died of illness in Campania in 12BCE predeceasing the Emperor Augustus to whom he was heir. Coinage under his name was struck by Octavian (Republic), Augustus (Imperial), and posthumously by Caligula, Titus and Domitian.