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Messalina(Valeria Messalina) (mĕsəlī`nə), d. A.D. 48, Roman empress, wife of Claudius IClaudius I
(Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus) , 10 B.C.–A.D. 54, Roman emperor (A.D. 41–A.D. 54), son of Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus and thus nephew of Tiberius. When Caligula was murdered (A.D.
..... Click the link for more information. . She was the mother of his children, BritannicusBritannicus
(Claudius Tiberius Germanicus Britannicus) , A.D. 41?–A.D. 55, Roman prince, son of Claudius I and Messalina, so called in honor of Claudius' conquests in Britain.
..... Click the link for more information. and Octavia. Her reputation for greed and lust was supposedly unknown to her husband until, in Claudius' absence, she publicly married her lover Caius Silius. A political plot was apparently involved, and Claudius' secretary Narcissus informed the emperor. Messalina was killed.
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wife of Emperor Claudius of Rome. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 701]
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Valeria . died 48 ad, wife of the Roman emperor Claudius, notorious for her debauchery and cruelty
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