|3rd Emperor o the Roman Empire|
Bust o Caligula (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
|Reign||37 AD - 41 AD|
|Predecessor||Tiberius, great uncle|
|Born||31 August 12 AD
|Died||24 Januar 41 AD (aged 28)
Palatine Hill, Roum
|Burial||Mausoleum of Augustus, Roum|
Tiberius Gemellus (adoptive)
|Mither||Agrippina the Elder|
Caligula (Laitin: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 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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- In Classical Laitin, Caligula's name would be inscribed as GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS.