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Livia Drusilla(lĭv`ēə dro͞osĭl`ə), c.55 B.C.–A.D. 29, Roman matron; mother of the Roman emperor TiberiusTiberius
(Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus) , 42 B.C.–A.D. 37, second Roman emperor (A.D. 14–A.D. 37). He was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla and was originally named Tiberius Claudius Nero. He campaigned (20 B.C.) in Armenia, became (19 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. . She first married Tiberius Claudius Nero. Tiberius was his son. In 38 B.C., AugustusAugustus
, 63 B.C.–A.D. 14, first Roman emperor, a grandson of the sister of Julius Caesar. Named at first Caius Octavius, he became on adoption by the Julian gens (44 B.C.) Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian); Augustus was a title of honor granted (27 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. forced her husband to divorce her so that he might marry her himself. Her son Drusus Senior (see DrususDrusus
, Roman family of the gens Livius. An early distinguished member was Marcus Livius Drusus, d. 109? B.C., tribune of the people (122) with Caius Sempronius Gracchus (see under Gracchi).
..... Click the link for more information. ), born soon after her remarriage, was not the son of Augustus but of her first husband. On the accession of her son Tiberius, Livia Drusilla attempted unsuccessfully to control the government. She was known for her dignity, intelligence, and ambition.
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58 bc--29 ad, Roman noblewoman: wife (from 39 bc) of Emperor Augustus and mother of Emperor Tiberius
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