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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
Ring 24 Januar 41 – 13 October 54
Predecessor Caligula, nephew bi elder brother
Successor Nero, stepson bi 4t wife, Agrippina
Born 1 August 10 BC
Lugdunum, Gaul
Dee'd 13 October AD 54 (aged 63)
Buirial Mausoleum o Augustus
Spouse Plautia Urgulanilla
Aelia Paetina
Valeria Messalina
Agrippina the Younger
Issue Claudius Drusus
Claudia Antonia
Claudia Octavia
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 Dynasty Julio-Claudian
Faither Nero Claudius Drusus
Mither Antonia Minor


  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".