Biography of Caligula


Caligula. The son of Germanicus and Agrippina. Caligula was born in A.D. 12. He was named by Tiberius joint heir of the empire. He subsequently became sole emperor, and proved a great tyrant. In the course of a career of incestuous debauchery and degrading voluptuousness, Caligula conceived such a hatred to his subjects that he openly expressed a wish that the Roman people had but a single neck, in order that he might extirpate them at a blow. Caligula was murdered in 41 B.C.