Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus (consul 9889)

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Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus was the son of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, consul in 9853.

He was consul in 9889, with Marcus Livius Drusus. In 9894, he served as legate to the consul, Lucius Cassius Longinus, who was sent into Gaul to oppose the Cimbri and their allies, and he fell together with the consul in the battle, in which the Roman army was utterly defeated by the Tigurini in the territory of the Allobroges.


This Piso was the grandfather of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, the father-in-law of Julius Caesar, a circumstance to which Caesar himself alludes in recording his own victory over the Tigurini at a later time.[1]


  1. Julius Caesar, De bello Gallico, 1.7
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Piso (5)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. p. 372.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Political offices

Preceded by
Gnaeus Papirius Carbo and Gaius Caecilius Metellus Caprarius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Livius Drusus
Succeeded by
Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio and Lucius Calpurnius Bestia