Tiberius Biography

Tiberius was Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, a Claudian, Tiberius was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Augustus in 39 BC, making him a step-son of Octavian.

Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder and even later be adopted by Augustus, by which act he officially became a Julian, bearing the name Tiberius Julius Caesar. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the next forty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty. In relations to the other emperors of this dynasty, Tiberius was the stepson of Augustus, grand-uncle of Caligula, paternal uncle of Claudius, and great-grand uncle of Nero.

Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals, conquering Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and temporarily, parts of Germania; laying the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder called him tristissimus hominum, "the gloomiest of men." Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Tiberius
Full Name:
Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus
Nationality:
Roman Empire
Profession:
Roman emperor
Date of Death:
March 16, 37
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Murder, Asphyxia
Tiberius Timeline
  • 8-08-03
    Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
  • 13-11-16
    General Tiberius' (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany
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