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Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix[1] (/ˈsʌlə/; c. 138 BC – 78 BC), kent commonly as Sulla, wis a Roman general an statesman.

Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Sulla Glyptothek Munich 309.jpg
Apparent bust o Sulla in the Munich Glyptothek
Dictator o the Roman Republic
In office
82 or 81 BC – 81 BC
Precedit biGaius Servilius Geminus in 202 BC
Succeedit biGaius Julius Caesar in 49 BC
Consul o the Roman Republic
In office
88 BC – 88 BC
Precedit biGnaeus Pompeius Strabo an Lucius Porcius Cato
Succeedit biLucius Cornelius Cinna an Gnaeus Octavius
Consul o the Roman Republic
In office
80 BC – 80 BC
Precedit biGnaeus Cornelius Dolabella an Marcus Tullius Decula
Succeedit biAppius Claudius Pulcher an Publius Servilius Vatia
Personal details
Bornc. 138 BC
Roum, Roman Republic
Dee'd78 BC (aged c. 60)
Puteoli, Roman Republic
Poleetical pairtyOptimate
Spoose(s)first wife Julia Caesaris, seicont wife Aelia, third wife Cloelia, fowert wife Caecilia Metella, fift wife Valeria
BairnsLucius Cornelius Sulla, Cornelia, Faustus Cornelius Sulla, Cornelia Fausta, Cornelia Postuma
ReligionRoman Paganism

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  1. L•CORNELIVS•L•F•P•N•SVLLA•FELIX in Laitin inscriptions, the meanin in Scots is "Lucius Cornelius Sulla, son o Lucius, grandson o Publius, the Fortunate." His agnomen Felix — the fortunate — wis attained later in life, as the Laitin equivalent o the Greek nickname he haed acquired during his campaigns, ἐπαφρόδιτος epaphroditos, beloved-o-Aphrodite or (tae Romans who read Sulla's Greek teetle) Venus — due tae his skill an luck as a general.