Roman Emperor Claudius

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

Nationality: Roman

Why Famous: Roman emperor from 41 to 54 and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Despite his lack of experience, he proved to be an able and efficient administrator, and an ambitious builder. Because 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, and he was able to survive the purges under Tiberius and Caligula.

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

Died: October 13, 54 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Probably poisoned by his wife

Historical Events in the Life of Claudius

  • 0041-01-24 Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor after the later'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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