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Tiberius

Bust of Tiberius. British Museum, London (Britain). Photo Jona Lendering.
Tiberius (British Museum)
Tiberius: second emperor of the Roman world (14-37).

Names:

  • 16 November 42 BCE: Tiberius Claudius Nero
  • 19 August 14 CE: Imperator Tiberius Caesar Augustus 
  • 16 March 37: natural death
Successor of: Augustus

Relatives:

Early career:

  • 42 Born in Rome
  • 40 To Sicily with his parents
  • 39 Return
  • 38 Livia marries Octavian
  • 33 Death of his father; funeral oration; engaged to Vipsania Agrippina
  • 26-25 Military tribune in Spain
  • 23 Quaestor
  • 20 In the east; negotiations with the Parthian king
  • 16 Praetor; marries Vipsania Agrippina; proceeds to Gaul (succeeded as praetor by Drusus)
  • 16-15 Governor in Gaul
  • 15 Rhaetian War
  • 13 Consul
  • 12 Divorce
  • 12-9 War in Pannonia
  • 11 Marries Julia
  • 9 End of Pannonian war; ovatio
  • 9 Death of Drusus
  • 8 War in Germania
  • 7, 1 January: Germanic triumph; consul II
  • 6 Tribunicia potestas; to Rhodes
  • 2 BCE Divorce from Julia
  • 2 CE Return to Rome
  • 4, 26 June: Adopted by Augustus
  • 4-6 Germanic campaigns
  • 6-9 Pannonian rebellion
  • 10 Inauguration of the temple of Concordia
  • 10-12 Germanic war
  • 12 Pannonian triumph

Main deeds:

  • 14 Accession; assassination of Agrippa Postumus; Sejanus appointed as praetorian prefect; mutinies; Drusus the Younger in pannonia; Germanicus in Germania Inferior
  • 15 Germanicus again in Germania
  • 16 Battle of Idistaviso; death of Libo Drusus
  • 17 Triumph of Germanicus; he goes to the east; Cappadocia reorganized; rising of Tacfarinas
  • 18 Consul III (with Germanicus)
  • 19 Jews exiled from Rome; death of Arminius; death of Germanicus
  • 20 Trial and suicide of Piso
  • 21 Consul IV (with Drusus the Younger); rising of Florus and Sacrovir (Arch of Orange)
  • 22 Construction of the Castra Praetoria
  • 23 Death of Drusus
  • 25 Suicide of Cremutius Cordus
  • 26 During a dinner party at Sperlonga, Seianus saves the life of Tiberius; Pontius Pilate becomes governor of Judaea
  • 27 Tiberius retires to Capri; collapse of theater in Fidenae
  • 28 Execution of Titius Sabinus (maiestas); Frisian revolt
  • 29 Death of Livia; exile of Agrippina the Elder and her son Nero
  • 31 Consul V (with Sejanus); fall of Sejanus; Macro made praetorian prefect
  • 36 Pilate dismissed by Vitellius; Vitellius defeats the Parthian king Artabanus II in support of Tiridates II, who is recognized as king
  • 37 Death
Buildings in Rome: Temple of Augustus (unfinished); Castra Praetoria

Buildings outside Rome:

Contemporary events:

Succeeded by: Caligula

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