Messalina, Statilia (fl. 66–68 CE)
Messalina, Statilia (fl. 66–68 ce)
Roman empress. Born of high birth and flourished around 66–68 ce; third and last wife of Nero (37–68ce).
Wealthy and intelligent, Statilia Messalina was the third wife of Nero. Surviving his death in 68 ce, she intended to marry Marcus Salvius Otho (32–69 ce), second husband of Poppaea Sabina (d. 65), the following year, but was prevented by his defeat at Bedriacum and subsequent suicide.