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Faustina(fôstī`nə), name of two women, wives of Roman emperors. 1 The elder (c.104–141) was the wife of Antoninus PiusAntoninus Pius
(Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus) , A.D. 86–A.D. 161, Roman emperor (138–161). After a term as consul (120) he went as proconsul to Asia, where he governed with distinction.
..... Click the link for more information. , who founded a school for orphan girls in her honor. 2 The younger (c.125–176), daughter of Antoninus Pius and the elder Faustina, was the wife of Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius
(Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus) , 121–180, Roman emperor, named originally Marcus Annius Verus. He was a nephew of Faustina, the wife of Antoninus Pius, who adopted him. Marcus married Antoninus' daughter, another Faustina.
..... Click the link for more information. . She accompanied her husband on most of his campaigns, and she was called Mater Castrorum [mother of the camps] on the coinage.
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