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The Timeline of the Life of Agrippina the Elder
Agrippina the Elder
This Agrippina was the daughter of the first Roman Emperor Octavian's daughter Julia and his
major military commander Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
- 14 BCE: Agrippina is born to Julia at age 25 about nine years after her marriage to Agrippa.
- 14 CE: Agrippina's grandfather Octavian, Emperor of Rome, dies and is replaced by Tiberius,
- Agrippina marries Germanicus Caesar, the son of Drusus whose mother Livia is the wife of Octavian.
Drusus was the stepson of Octavian. Germanicus is the nephew and adopted son of Tiberius, the
second emperor of Rome. Agrippina and Germanus have nine children,
- 19 CE: Agrippina accompanies her husband Germanicus to the eastern Roman Empire. He dies
- 23 CE: Drusus, the son and heir of Roman Emperor Tiberius, dies. This makes Agrippina's sons
possible heirs to the emperorship of Rome. Agrippina becomes persecuted by Sejanus,
the head of the Praetorian Guard and major aide to Tiberius. Tiberius becomes withdrawn and
depressed as result of the loss of his son. He turns over the governing of Rome to Sejanus.
- 29 CE: Agrippina is exiled to Pandateria, an island 56 kilometers off the coast of Italy in the
vicinity of Naples. This is the island where Octavian's daughter Julia was exiled and died of
malnutrition because Tiberius cut off the funds she had to live on. Agrippina also dies there of malnutrition. She is survived by one son, known as Caligula,
who became the third emperor of Rome and three daughters. Her son Caligula brought her remains
back to Rome.
One daughter, also named Agrippina,
became the mother of the fifth Roman Emperor, Nero.