Lucius Appuleius Saturninus was a tribunus plebis in Rome, about 100 BC. He made a pretty big chaos in the city and was killed along with his companions by a group of young aristocrats in the Curia Hostilia. A lead in Colleen McCullough's "First Man In Rome".
Saturninus is a character in William Shakespeare's play, 'Titus Andronicus'. In the play, Titus gives the title of Emperor of Rome to Saturninus due to his being the eldest son of the previous Emperor, despite Titus' being elected to the office. He marries the Gothic Queen Tamora after his brother Bassianus claims Titus' daughter Lavinia as his betrothed. Saturninus is eventually killed at the end of the play by Titus' son Lucius.

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