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Messalina

Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius Messalina

Full Name: Valeria Messalina
Profession: Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius

Nationality:
Roman Empire
Roman

Why Famous: The third wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius, she was a powerful and influential woman with a reputation for promiscuity.

It was claimed that she conspired against her husband and was executed when the plot was discovered, but this may or may not be true.

She was also a paternal cousin of Nero, second cousin of Caligula, and great-grandniece of Augustus.

Born: January 25, 17
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Star Sign: Aquarius

Cause of Death: Killed on orders of the Emperor


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