By Anne Leader

Germanicus Julius Caesar, known as Germanicus, was born on 24 May 15 BCE in Rome. A prominent Roman general, Germanicus was part of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (and was originally named either Nero or Tiberius), famous for his military feats in Germania (the name was also given to his father for similar exploits). He was married to Agrippina the Elder (d. 33 CE) with whom he had six children, including Caligula, Roman emperor from 37-41 CE, and Agrippina the Younger, empress with Claudius (41-54 CE) and the mother of Nero.

Bust of Germanicus

Coin of Germanicus

Bust of Caligula at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen

Agrippina, mother of Nero, National Museum, Warsaw

Bust of Nero at the Musei Capitolini, Rome

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