Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (about 138 BC – 78 BC) Roman warleader and lord, was often known only as Sulla. His nickname Felix — the happy — was earnt later in life, through his well known good hap as a warleader.
Sulla was born into a needy arm of the Cornelii kin. In the War of the Fellowship he showed his skill in war.
In 81 BC, Sulla became Lord of Rome, and murdered many of his foes, though he let Julius Caesar flee the town.