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Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus or Caligula (August 31, 12January 24, 41), was the Roman Emperor from 37 til he was murdered by his own guards in 41. He suffered from what many historians now beleive to be a mental illness and was insane. One of his most infamous acts was declaring himself a god. He was a good friend of the Jewish King Herod Agrippa, which lead to peaceful ties between Rome and the Jews, but due to his insanity one of his requests was to have a statue of himself errected to be worshipped in the Temple of Jerusalem.

Roman Emperors[]

Caligula
Julio-Claudian dynasty
Born: 31 August AD 12 Died: 24 January AD 41
Roman emperors
Preceded by
Tiberius
Roman emperor
37–41



Succeeded by
Claudius
Political offices
Preceded by
Gn. Acerronius Proculus
Roman consul
July–August 37



Succeeded by
A. Caecina Paetus
Preceded by
Ser. Asinius Celer
Roman consul
January 39



Succeeded by
Q. Sanquinius Maximus
Preceded by
A. Didius Gallus
Roman consul
January 40
sine collega



Succeeded by
G. Laecanius Bassus
Preceded by
G. Laecanius Bassus
Roman consul
January 41



Succeeded by
Q. Pomponius Secundus
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