Full Name: Caligula [Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus]
Profession: 3rd Roman Emperor
Why Famous: His reputation is of a tyrant revelling in cruelty, extravagance and sexual perversity. Caligula means 'little boots', a childhood name affectionately given to him by his guards.
- 0037-03-18 Roman Senate annuls Tiberius' will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor
- 0037-03-28 Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate
- 0041-01-24 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard