On This Day

What Happened in January 41 AD

Historical Events

Assassination

Jan 24 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the latter's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard

  • Jan 25 After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate

Famous Deaths

AssassinationCaligula

Jan 24 Caligula [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman Emperor (37-41 AD) who was known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, assassinated at 28 by Praetorian Guards