On This Day

What Happened in January 17 AD

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMessalina

Jan 25 Messalina, Roman Empress (wife of Claudius, infamous for her promiscuity) (born either 17 or 20 AD), born in Rome (d. 48)

Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius Messalina
Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius
Messalina

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Ovid, Roman poet (Metamorphoses), dies at ~59