(63 BC–AD 14), the first Roman emperor; born Gaius Octavius; also called (until 27 BC) Octavian. He was adopted by the will of his great-uncle Julius Caesar and gained supreme power by his defeat of Antony in 31 BC. In 27 BC he was given the title Augustus (‘venerable’) and became in effect the first Roman emperor.
August is derived from the word Augustus. Our August Benefits team considers all client relationships and service providers to be worthy of this heightened level of supreme importance and unrelenting respect.