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Agrippina the Younger

Roman Empress Agrippina the Younger

Full Name: Julia Agrippina
Profession: Roman Empress

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: One of the more prominent women in the Julio-Claudian dynasty: she was a great-granddaughter of Augustus, great-niece and adoptive granddaughter Tiberius, sister of the Caligula, niece and fourth wife of Claudius, and mother of Nero.

She has been described by the ancient and modern sources as "ruthless, ambitious, violent and domineering".

Born: November 7, 15
Birthplace: Oppidum Ubiorum
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 23, 59 (aged 43)
Cause of Death: Murdered on the orders of her son (Emperor Nero)

Married Life

  • 0049-01-01 Roman Emperor Claudius marries his fourth wife and niece Agrippina the Younger

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