On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 41 AD

Historical Events

Assassination

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

Roman Emperor Claudius
Roman Emperor
Claudius
3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula

Famous Deaths

AssassinationCaligula

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

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula