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Caligula
3rd Emperor o the Roman Empire
Gaius Caesar Caligula.jpg
Bust o Caligula (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
Ring 37 AD - 41 AD
Predecessor Tiberius, great uncle
Successor Claudius, uncle
Born 31 August 12 AD
Antium, Italy
Dee'd 24 Januar 41 AD (aged 28)
Palatine Hill, Roum
Buirial Mausoleum o Augustus, Roum
Wifes
Issue Julia Drusilla
Tiberius Gemellus (adoptive)
Full name
Birth tae accession: Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus
As Emperor: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Hoose Julio-Claudian Dynasty
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 successfu 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 Clessical Laitin, Caligula's name would be inscribed as GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS.