Caligula

About Caligula

Who is it?: Roman Emperor
Birth Place: Anzio, Ancient Roman
Died On: 24 January AD 41 (aged 28)\nPalatine Hill, Rome
Birth Sign: Leo
Reign: 18 March AD 37 – 24 January AD 41 (3 years, 10 months)
Predecessor: Tiberius
Successor: Claudius
Burial: Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome
Spouse: Junia Claudilla Livia Orestilla Lollia Paulina Milonia Caesonia
Issue: Julia Drusilla Tiberius Gemellus (adoptive) Nymphidius Sabinus (disputed)
Full name: Full name Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus (birth) Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (as emperor) Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus (birth) Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (as emperor)
House: Julio-Claudian dynasty
Father: Germanicus
Mother: Agrippina the Elder
Religion: ancient Roman religion

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Caligula was born in Anzio, Ancient Roman, is Roman Emperor. Nicknamed Caligula, Gaius Juluis Ceasar Augustus Germanicus was the 3rd Emperor of Roman Empire. The unfortunate death of his father and later Tiberius in 37 AD led Caligula to take up the throne as the Emperor of Rome. The first seven months of Caligula’s reign were absolutely blissful as he brought forth several reforms and policies that were for the benefit of the citizens. However, following his ill health, he turned into an aggressive leader. During the better half of his reign, Caligula earned the wrath for his insane orders and engagements. He killed on whims and fancies, squandered state treasury for his individualistic motives, engaged in sexual activities with wives of other men, called himself God, directed much of his attention to ambitious construction projects and became increasingly self-absorbed. His fear for dethronement was so high that he killed members of his family, including his sisters, brother and son. However, not everything was negative during his reign. Caligula supervised abolishment of certain taxes, helped better Roman infrastructure and public transportation and aided those harmed by natural calamities or mean rules.
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💰 Net worth: $10 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1930

Caligula had two large ships constructed for himself (which were recovered from the bottom of Lake Nemi around 1930). The ships were among the largest vessels in the ancient world. The smaller ship was designed as a temple dedicated to Diana. The larger ship was essentially an elaborate floating palace with marble floors and plumbing. Thirteen years after being raised, the ships were burned during an attack in the Second World War, and almost nothing remains of their hulls, though many archaeological treasures remain intact in the museum at Lake Nemi and in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo) at Rome.

1934

In the 1934 novel I, Claudius by English Writer Robert Graves, Caligula is presented as being a murderous sociopath from his childhood, who became clinically insane early in his reign. At the age of only seven, he drove his father Germanicus to despair and death by secretly terrorising him. Graves's Caligula commits Incest with all three of his sisters and is implied to have murdered Drusilla.

1937

Welsh actor Emlyn Williams was cast as Caligula in the never-completed 1937 film I, Claudius.

1941

In 1941, Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote I Am a Barbarian. The story is pitched as a free translation of the memoirs of Britannicus (a fictional character created by Burroughs) who was the slave of Caligula from early childhood till Caligula's death.

1943

The character Ellsworth Toohey in Ayn Rand's 1943 novel The Fountainhead references Caligula in his climactic speech to Peter Keating stating, "Remember the Roman Emperor who said he wished humanity had a single neck so he could cut it? People have laughed at him for centuries. But we'll have the last laugh. We've accomplished what he couldn't accomplish. We've taught men to unite. This makes one neck ready for one leash."

1950

American actor Jay Robinson famously portrayed a sinister and scene-stealing Caligula in two epic films of the 1950s, The Robe (1953) and its sequel Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954).

1979

A feature-length historical film Caligula was completed in 1979, in which Malcolm McDowell played the lead role. The film alienated audiences with explicit sex and violence. Although reviews were overwhelmingly negative (though McDowell's performance as the title character was praised), the film is considered to be a cult classic.

1982

David Brandon portrayed Caligula in the 1982 Italian exploitation film ''Emperor Caligula, the Untold Story'' which was directed by Joe D'Amato.

1996

Szabolcs Hajdu portrayed Caligula in the 1996 film Caligula.

2008

The cryptoporticus (underground corridor) beneath the imperial palaces on the Palatine Hill where this event took place was discovered by archaeologists in 2008.

2011

On 17 January 2011, police in Nemi, Italy, announced that they believed they had discovered the site of Caligula's burial, after arresting a thief caught smuggling a statue which they believed to be of the Emperor. The claim has been met with scepticism by Cambridge Historian Mary Beard.

2013

Details on the Mauretanian events of 39–44 are unclear. Cassius Dio wrote an entire chapter on the annexation of Mauretania by Caligula, but it is now lost. Caligula's move seemingly had a strictly personal political motive – fear and jealousy of his cousin Ptolemy – and thus the expansion may not have been prompted by pressing military or economic needs. However, the rebellion of Tacfarinas had shown how exposed Africa Proconsularis was to its west and how the Mauretanian client kings were unable to provide protection to the province, and it is thus possible that Caligula's expansion was a prudent response to potential Future threats.

2014

The play The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots, by Nat Cassidy, examines the lives of the Elizabethan Playwright Christopher Marlowe and Caligula, with the fictional conceit that Marlowe was working on a play about Caligula around the time of his own murder. It emphasizes the similarities between the two characters—both stabbed to death at 29, both in part as a result of their controversial religious perspectives. The play focuses on Caligula's love for his sister Drusilla and his deep-rooted loathing for Tiberius. It received its world premiere in New York City in June 2008.