Tiberius

Tiberius Caesar Augustus (/tˈbɪəriəs/; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March AD 37) was the second Roman emperor, reigning from AD 14 to 37. He succeeded his stepfather, the first Roman emperor Augustus.

Tiberius
Roman emperor
Reign17 September 14 – 16 March 37
PredecessorAugustus
SuccessorCaligula
Born16 November 42 BC
Rome, Italy, Roman Republic
Died16 March AD 37 (aged 77)
Misenum, Italy, Roman Empire
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Names
Regnal name
Tiberius Caesar Augustus
DynastyJulio-Claudian
Father
MotherLivia

Tiberius was one of Rome's most successful generals: his conquests of Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and (temporarily) parts of Germania laid the foundations for the northern frontier. Even so, he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive and somber ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder called him "the gloomiest of men".[1]

After the death of his son Drusus Julius Caesar in AD 23, Tiberius became more reclusive and aloof. In 26 AD he removed himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his controversial praetorian prefects Sejanus and Naevius Sutorius Macro. When Tiberius died, he was succeeded by his grand-nephew and adopted grandson, Caligula.[2]