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01.08.2001August n. OE. [L augustus (see next): named after Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor.] The eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

Augustus (born Gaius Octavianus; also called (until 27 BC) Octavian) (63 BC-AD 14), the first Roman emperor. Originally called Gaius Octavianus, he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus when he was adopted by the will of his great-uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC. He established his position as one of the triumvirate of 43 BC, gaining supreme power by his defeat of Antony in 31 BC. A constitutional settlement in 27 BC in theory restored the republic but in practice regularized his sovereignty; in the same year he was given the title Augustus (L, = venerable). His rule was marked abroad by a series of expansionist military campaigns and at home by moral and religious reforms intended to restore earlier Roman values disrupted during previous civil wars.
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