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Spurius Nautius Rutilus (Latin, Spurius Nautius Rutilus) was a Roman Republican aristocrat of the Patrician gens Nautia, who lived during the early 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 488 BC, with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus as his colleague.

Spurius Nautius Rutilus
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
488 BC – 487 BC
Preceded byGaius Julius Iulus (consul 489 BC), Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Succeeded byTitus Sicinius Sabinus, Gaius Aquillius Tuscus
Personal details
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome



Spurius was the probably the elder brother of Gaius Nautius Rutilus, consul in 475 and in 458 BC, but the younger Nautius may have been his son.


Dionysius of Halicarnassus first mentions Spurius Nautius in 493 BC as having been one of the most distinguished young Patricians during the period of the first secession of the plebs. He was consul in 488 which was also the same year that the Volsci, under the command of Coriolanus, marched on Rome and besieged the city.

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  • Smith, William, Sir (2005) [1867]. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. By various writers. Ed. by William Smith. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Wood. Smith, William, Sir, ed. 1813–1893. 3 (1813–1893 ed.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. p. 691a. Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Julius Iulus and
Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus

488 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Sicinius Sabinus and
Gaius Aquillius Tuscus