Claudius (Classical Latin: [ˈklawdɪʊs], Laitin: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus;[1][2] 1 August 10 BC – 13 October AD 54) wis Roman emperor frae 41 tae 54. A member o the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he wis the son o Drusus an Antonia Minor. He wis born at Lugdunum in Gaul an wis the first Roman Emperor tae be born ootside Italy. Acause he wis afflicted wi a limp an slicht deafness due tae sickness at a young age, his faimily ostracized him an excludit him frae public office till his consulship, shared wi his nephew Caligula in 37.

Tiberius Claudius Drusus Germanicus
4t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Claudius (M.A.N. Madrid) 01.jpg
Ring24 Januar 41 – 13 October 54
PredecessorCaligula, nephew bi elder brother
SuccessorNero, stepson bi 4t wife, Agrippina
Born1 August 10 BC
Lugdunum, Gaul
Dee'd13 October AD 54 (aged 63)
BuirialMausoleum o Augustus
SpousePlautia Urgulanilla
Aelia Paetina
Valeria Messalina
Agrippina the Younger
IssueClaudius Drusus
Claudia Antonia
Claudia Octavia
Britannicus;
Nero (adoptive)
Full name
Tiberius Claudius Drusus
(from birth to 4);
Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus
(frae 4 tae accession);
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (as emperor)
Imperial DynastyJulio-Claudian
FaitherNero Claudius Drusus
MitherAntonia Minor

ReferencesEedit

  1. In Clessical Laitin, Claudius' name would be inscribed as TIBERIVS CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS.
  2. Claudius' regal name haes an equivalent Scots meanin o "Tiberius Claudius Caesar, the Majestic Ruler, Conqueror o the Germans".