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Roman Emperor Claudius

Full Name: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Profession: Roman Emperor

Roman Empire

Biography: 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.

Born: August 1, 10 BC
Birthplace: Lugdunum, Gaul, Roman Empire
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 13, 54 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Probably poisoned by his wife

Married Life

Historical Events

  • 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

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