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Agrippina Minor


Bust of Agrippina Minor. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Bust of Agrippina Minor (Louvre, Paris)
Agrippina Minor (15 or 16 CE - 59): name of a Roman empress, wife of the emperor Claudius, mother of Nero.

Life

  • 6 November 15 or 16: Born in Cologne; daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina Maior
  • 28: Marriage to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
  • 32: Ahenobarbus consul
  • 37: Birth of Nero
  • 39: Exiled to the Pontian Isles (accused of adultery with Ofonius Tigellinus)
  • 41: Death of Caligula; accession of Claudius; Agrippina returns; marriage to Gaius Passienus Crispus
  • 44 Crispus consul II
  • 49 Marriage to Claudius
  • 50 Receives the title of Augusta; her place of birth, until then called Ara Ubiorum, is renamed Colonia Claudia Ara Agripinnensium
  • 54: Death of Claudius; accession of Nero
  • March 59: Assassinated. She is buried near Misenum
  • Damnatio memoriae
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