agrippina the younger

Topics: Nero, Claudius, Tiberius, Agrippina the Younger, Augustus / Pages: 3 (664 words) / Published: Apr 7th, 2014
The black widow: Agrippina the younger
Julia Augusta Agrippina, also known as Agrippina the younger, was born on November 6 or 7, 15 AD. She was born in Oppidum Ubiorum a Roman outpost located in present day Cologne, Germany. Agrippina died on March 23, 59 AD in Miseno, Italy. Agrippina was the first daughter and fourth living child of Agrippina the Elder and Germanicus. She had 3 older brothers, Nero, Drusus and Caligula, and 2 younger sisters, Drusilla and Julia Livilla. She lived during the Julio-Causian Dynasty and she was connected to many families during this dynasty because of the marriage of her parents. As a result, she is part of many family trees.
During Agrippina’s early life, she travelled with her parents throughout the Empire until her and her siblings (apart from Caligula) returned to Rome to live with and be raised by Antonia. Her parents, in the meantime, journeyed to Syria to complete official duties. One year later in October, Germanicus died in Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey). Agrippina the Younger was thereafter supervised by her mother, her grandmother Antonia Minor, and her great-grandmother, Livia.
Agrippina the Younger was an Empress. Her rank in Roman society was higher than that of her husband, as she was the sister of an emperor, Caligula. Because she was so high up, she was allowed to attend senate meetings and watch and listen behind a curtain. Agrippina murdered and deceived many people throughout her life. The first of these was her second husband, who it is suspected Agrippina poisoned. She then convinced Claudius, her Uncle to marry her, in order that her son, Nero, would become Emperor. Just 4 years after her marriage to Claudius, she murdered him so that Nero became the Emperor of Rome.

In 28 AD, when Agrippina was only 13 years old, she was arranged by Tiberius to marry her first husband Domitus Ahenabarbus. Domitius came from a long line of consuls. In December of 37 AD, Agrippina gave birth to a son, the future

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