Who were Caligula’s parents?

How is Caligula related to Julius Caesar?

Born Gaius Caesar, he became known as Caligula (“Little Boot”), a childhood nickname bestowed on him by the soldiers of his father, Germanicus Caesar, nephew and adoptive son of Tiberius.

Who was Caligula’s adopted father?

Tiberius adopted Caligula and made him and his cousin Gemellus equal heirs to the empire. When the emperor died in 37, Caligula’s Praetorian ally Marco arranged for Caligula to be proclaimed sole emperor.

Which Roman emperor slept with his sister?


Then there was Nero, whose orgies and tyrannical excesses were notorious. No list of the worst Roman emperors would be complete without Caligula. Everybody ‘knows’, after all, of how he threw obscene orgies, had sex with his sisters and was an ingenious and sadistic torturer.

Who was the cruelest Roman emperor?

Roman Emperor Caligula

Q: Why is Roman Emperor Caligula remembered as the cruelest Emperor? Shortly into Emperor Caligula’s rule, he fell ill from what many suggest was syphilis. He never recovered mentally and became a ruthless, wanton killer of Roman citizens, including even his family.

Who came first Caligula or Caesar?

Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August 12 – 24 January 41), better known by his nickname Caligula (/kəˈlɪɡjʊlə/), was the third Roman emperor, ruling from 37 to 41.

Reign 16 March 37 – 24 January 41
Predecessor Tiberius
Successor Claudius
Born Gaius Julius Caesar 31 August AD 12 Antium, Italy

Who was the most perverted Roman emperor?


1) Caligula had sex with his sisters and gave his horse a marble house. Caligula: not as bad as you think. But pretty bad. How he got power: Caligula is Rome’s most famously perverse emperor, in part due to popular portrayals that were fantastically salacious.