Caligula

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Caligula
3rd Emperor o the Roman Empire
Gaius Caesar Caligula.jpg
Bust o Caligula (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
Reign 37 AD - 41 AD
Predecessor Tiberius, great uncle
Successor Claudius, uncle
Wives
Issue Julia Drusilla
Tiberius Gemellus (adoptive)
Full name
Birth tae accession: Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus
As Emperor: Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
House Julio-Claudian Dynasty
Faither Germanicus
Mither Agrippina the Elder
Born 31 August 12 AD
Antium, Italy
Died 24 Januar 41 AD (aged 28)
Palatine Hill, Roum
Burial Mausoleum of Augustus, Roum

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.