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3rd Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Caligula (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
Reign 37 AD - 41 AD
Full name Birth tae accession: Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus
As Emperor: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Born 31 August 12 AD
Birthplace Antium, Italy
Dee'd 24 Januar 41 AD (aged 28)
Place o daith Palatine Hill, Roum
Buriet Mausoleum of Augustus, Roum
Predecessor Tiberius, great uncle
Successor Claudius, uncle
Wives Junia Claudilla
Livia Orestilla
Lollia Paulina
Milonia Caesonia
Affspring Julia Drusilla
Tiberius Gemellus (adoptive)
Faither Germanicus
Mither Agrippina the Elder

Caligula (Laitin: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus;[1] 31 August 12 AD – 22 Januar 41 AD), an aa kent as Gaius, wis Roman Emperor frae 37 AD tae 41 AD. Caligula wis a member o the hoose o rulers conventionally kent as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula's faither Germanicus, the nephew an adoptit son o Emperor Tiberius, wis a very successful general an ane o Roum's maist beloved public figures. The young Gaius earned the nickname Caligula (meanin "little sauldier's boot", the diminutive furm o caliga, hob-nailed militar boot) frae his faither's sauldiers while accompanyin him during his campaigns in Germanie.

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  1. In Classical Laitin, Caligula's name would be inscribed as GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS.