- Drusus Caesar
Drusus Caesar Spouse Aemilia Lepida House Julio-Claudian Dynasty Father Germanicus Mother Agrippina the Elder Born AD 7 Died AD 33 Burial Mausoleum of Augustus Roman imperial dynasties Julio-Claudian dynasty Chronology Augustus 27 BC – 14 AD Tiberius 14 AD – 37 AD Caligula 37 AD – 41 AD Claudius 41 AD – 54 AD Nero 54 AD – 68 AD Family Gens Julia
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Drusus Julius Caesar (AD 7 – AD 33), was a member of the Julio-Claudian or Imperial family of Ancient Rome. He was a son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. He was brother to Emperor Caligula, nephew to Emperor Claudius.
Drusus married Aemilia Lepida, daughter of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, his second cousin. Tacitus reports that during their marriage "she had pursued her husband with ceaseless accusations". In 36, she was charged with adultery with a slave and committed suicide, "since there was no question about her guilt" (Tacitus, Annals 6.40).
Drusus' paternal grandparents were Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia Minor. His maternal grandparents were Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and Julia the Elder. He was adopted by his paternal great-uncle Tiberius after Tiberius' own son, Julius Caesar Drusus, had died.
Drusus Caesar was later accused of plotting against Tiberius. He was exiled and imprisoned in 30, a year after his mother Agrippina the Elder and his brother Nero Caesar were arrested. He starved to death in prison in 33, reduced to chewing the stuffing of his bed (Annals 6.23).
Ancestors of Drusus Caesar 16. Drusus Claudius Nero I 8. Tiberius Claudius Nero 17. Claudia 4. Nero Claudius Drusus 18. Marcus Livius Drusus Claudianus 9. Livia Drusilla 19. Aufidia 2. Germanicus 20. Marcus Antonius Creticus 10. Mark Antony 21. Julia Antonia 5. Antonia Minor 22. Gaius Octavian 11. Octavia Minor 23. Atia Balba Caesonia 1. Drusus Julius Caesar 12. Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa 6. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa 3. Agrippina the Elder 28. (=22.) Gaius Octavian 14. Augustus 29. (=23.) Atia Balba Caesonia 7. Julia the Elder 30. Lucius Scribonius Libo 15. Scribonia 31. Sentia
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