5th cent. B.C. – The family was most distinguished.
467, 465, 459 BC – Quintus Fabius Vibulanus was a consul for three times and a member of decemvirate. Got was exiled with the other decemvirs
325 B.C. – He attacked the Samnites and was successful, but his disobedience of orders brought his condemnation by Lucius Papirius Cursor, who was dictator at the time. Rullianus was renowned as a general, especially for his victory over the Etruscans, the Samnites, and their allies at Sentinum
302 B.C. – Another branch of the family was represented by Caius Fabius Pictor. He painted the temple of Salus at Rome, the first recorded Roman painting
291 B.C – Descendant, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus became a 5 time consul (322, 310, 308, 297, 295)
225 B.C. – His grandson was Quintus Fabius Picto became the first Roman annalist.
216 – The Romans got tired of Fabius’ policy, and he was supplanted.
– Quintus Fabius Picto history covered Rome from Aeneas to the Second Punic War. His work is lost.
203 B.C – His descendant, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, the opponent of Hannibal, was called Cunctator because of his tactics, from which the term Fabian, referring to a waiting policy, is derived. He was consul five times (233, 228, 215, 214, 209) and dictator (217).
180 BC – Quintus Fabius Labeo became the commander of the fleet in an eastern campaign. He seems to have used his power largely for his own aggrandizement.