Marcus Valerius Volusus
|Consul of the Roman Republic|
505 BC – 504 BC
Serving with Publius Postumius Tubertus
|Preceded by||Spurius Larcius, Titus Herminius Aquilinus|
|Succeeded by||Publius Valerius Publicola, Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus|
|Died||c. 496 BC|
|Children||Lucius Valerius Potitus (consul in 483 and 470 BC)|
During his consulship in 505 BC he successfully conducted war with the Sabines and both consuls were awarded triumphs. After his consulship he was sent in 501 BC as an ambassador to Ferentium to hinder a new war with the Latins.
In around 496 BC (alternative dating includes 499 BC, 493 BC and 489 BC) he was involved in the fight against the Latins (who were accompanied by Tarquinius Superbus and his son Titus Tarquinius) at the Battle of Lake Regillus. During the battle, Valerius charged Titus in an attempt to slay him, but was himself killed by Titus' men.
His son Lucius was consul in 483 BC and 470 BC. He might have had a second son, named Manius, who according to a dubious account by Festus was dictator in 501 BC and who could possibly be the augur mentioned as having died in 463 BC.