|Tiberius "Claudius" Drusus Nero Germanicus Roman Emperor (41-54)
Tiberius "Claudius" Drusus Nero Germanicus Roman Emperor (41-54)
- Born: 1 Aug 10 B.C., Lugdunum, Gaul
- Married (1): Abt 9
- Married (2): 28
- Died: 13 Oct 54
Relationship to Compiler: 56 x great grandfather
the fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from January 24, 41 to his death in 54.
Claudius was considered a rather unlikely man to become emperor. He was reportedly afflicted with some type of disability, and his family had virtually excluded him from public office until his consulship with his nephew Caligula in 37. This infirmity may have saved him from the fate of many other Roman nobles during the purges of Tiberius' and Caligula's reigns. His very survival led to his being declared emperor after Caligula's assassination, at which point he was the last adult male of his family. Despite his lack of political experience, Claudius proved to be an able administrator and a great builder of public works. His reign saw an expansion of the empire, including the conquest of Britain. He took a personal interest in the law, presided at public trials, and issued up to twenty edicts a day. However, he was seen as vulnerable throughout his rule, particularly by the nobility. Claudius was constantly forced to shore up his positionresulting in the deaths of many senators. He also suffered tragic setbacks in his personal life, one of which led to his murder.
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Tiberius married Plautia Urgulanilla about 9.
Tiberius also married Empress Aelia Paetina of Rome in 28.
Tiberius also married Julia Agrippina "The Younger", daughter of Germanicus Julius Caesar and Julia Vipsania AGRIPPINA. (Julia Agrippina "The Younger" was born on 6 Nov 15 and died in Mar 59 in Baiae.)
Tiberius also married Valeria MESSALLINA Roman Empress. (Valeria MESSALLINA Roman Empress was born about 20 and died in 48.)