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Marcus Valerius Messalla (consul 226 BC)

Marcus Valerius Messalla was a Roman Republic consul in 226 BC.

Messalla was probably the son of Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla. His year of office was employed in organising a general levy of the Italian nations against an expected invasion of the Gauls from both sides of the Alps (Zonar, viii. 19 ; Oros. iv. 13; Fasti; comp. Polyb. ii. 23).

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Messalla (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 1050.
Preceded by
Publius Valerius Flaccus and Marcus Atilius Regulus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Apustius Fullo
226 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Aemilius Papus and Gaius Atilius Regulus