Full Name: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Profession: Roman Emperor
Why Famous: Roman emperor from 41 AD to 54 AD and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
Despite his lack of experience, Claudius proved to be an able and efficient administrator, and an ambitious builder.
As he was afflicted with a limp and slight deafness due to sickness at a young age, potential enemies did not see him as a serious threat, allowing him to survive the purges under Tiberius and Caligula.
- 0041-01-24 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the latter's assassination by officers of the Praetorian Guard
- 0041-01-25 After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate
- 0054-10-13 Nero succeeds Claudius as Roman Emperor