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Drusus Caesar

Drusus Caesar Son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder

Son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder
A.K.A. Drusus Julius Caesar
Gender male
Birth (Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Death (Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Family
Mother: Agrippina the Elder
Father: Germanicus
Siblings: CaligulaNeroAgrippina the YoungerJulia LivillaJulia Drusilla
The details
Biography

Drusus Caesar (Latin: Drusus Julius Caesar Germanicus, 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, Drusus Julius Caesar, 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).

His siblings included two brothers (Gaius Julius Caesar (Caligula) and Nero) and three sisters (Julia Livilla, Julia Drusilla, and Agrippina the Younger).

Ancestry

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