Agrippina the ElderRoman princess, daughter of Agrippa and Julia, wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula Romans / Historical Persons
Agrippina followed Germanicus when he was stationed on the Rhine border and later when he held command in the East. Here Germanicus died, allegedly killed by the governor of Syria. Agrippina returned to Rome with her children where she remained until 29 CE. She tried to keep alive the memory of the very popular Germanicus to better any future changes of her children succeeding Tiberius, who in return was very suspicious of her.
In 26 CE he refused her request to leave Rome to remarry and in 29 CE she was arrested and sent in exile on the island of Pandatoria. Here she died of starvation in 33 CE.
Agrippina wasn't a very influential person in political terms, but she was very central in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. A grand-daughter of Augustus, of the gens julia, she married a grand-son of Livia, of the gens claudia, thus affirming the alliance of the two families. Her son Gaius (Caligula) followed Tiberius as emperor, to be succeeded by her brother-in-law Claudius, who married her daughter Agrippina the Younger, whose son Nero would become emperor after Claudius.
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- Agrippa - Roman general and close associate of Augustus (c. 63 BCE - 12 BCE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Agrippina the Younger - Roman Empress (49-54 CE), wife of Claudius, mother of Nero. (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Augustus - Roman Emperor (27 BCE-14 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Caligula - Roman Emperor (37-41 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Claudius - Roman Emperor (41-54 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Julia - Daughter of Augustus and Scribonia, wife of Agrippa and Tiberius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Livia - Roman Empress (27 BCE-14 CE), wife of Augustus and mother of Tiberius (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Tiberius - Roman Emperor (14-37 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
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