Faenius Rufus

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Faenius Rufus
Born Unknown
Died 65
Allegiance Roman Empire
Years of service 62–65
Rank Praetorian prefect
Commands held Praetorian Guard

Faenius Rufus, an eques Romanus, was praefectus annonae from AD 55 to 62. Tacitus reports that (unlike most holders of that office) he did not profit from it. With Tigellinus, he succeeded Sextus Afranius Burrus as praetorian prefect in AD 62.[1] Rufus had a close association with Agrippina the Younger.[2] In 65, however, he was executed for his part as a member of the Pisonian conspiracy against the Emperor Nero.


  • Tacitus, Annales, 14.51 and 15.50


  1. ^ David Shotter (3 June 2014). Nero Caesar Augustus: Emperor of Rome. Taylor & Francis. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-317-86590-2.
  2. ^ Vasily Rudich (15 August 2005). Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation. Routledge. pp. 115–. ISBN 978-1-134-91451-7.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sextus Afranius Burrus
Praetorian prefect
Gaius Ophonius Tigellinus

Succeeded by
Gaius Ophonius Tigellinus
and Nymphidius Sabinus
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