The Cornelii Dolabellae were an important branch of the Roman patrician family of Cornelius.

The branch of the family is in Rome since the 3rd century BC. The cognomen Dolabella, which all wore male representatives in addition to the gentile name Cornelius is derived from the Latin word dolabra, an ax, and means small hoe. Initially the name was given only individually, later became hereditary. In the course of Roman history of the family came from several important Roman politicians and generals; eight members of the family occupied the consulate.

Significant representatives

  • Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 283 BC), consul 283 BC
  • Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella (consul 159 BC), consul 159 BC
  • Lucius Cornelius Dolabella, praetor 100 BC
  • Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella (consul 81 BC), consul 81 BC
  • Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella ( praetor 81 BC), praetor 81 BC
  • Publius Cornelius Dolabella ( praetor 69 BC), praetor 69 or 68 BC
  • Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 44 BC), consul in 44 BC
  • Cornelius Dolabella, confidant of Augustus
  • Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 10), consul 10 AD
  • Publius Cornelius Dolabella, Suffektkonsul 55
  • Gnaeus Cornelius Dolabella ( relative Galba ) (69 murdered by Vitellius ), second husband of Petronia
  • Servius Cornelius Dolabella Petronianus, Consul 86
  • Servius Cornelius Dolabella Metilianus Pompey Marcellus, Suffektkonsul 113