Germanicus (disambiguation)

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Germanicus is a cognomen used by the Julio-Claudian family, given to all of Nero Claudius Drusus' male descendants due to his victory in Germania. As a Roman victory title, it was also given to other Romans (usually emperors) due to their glory in Germania.

Ancient Romans[edit]

Nero Claudius Drusus himself:

  • Nero Claudius Drusus (38 BC-9 BC), originally named Decimus Claudius Drusus, known after his death as Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus.

Sons of Nero Claudius Drusus:

  • Germanicus Julius Caesar (16 BC–AD 19), commonly known as Germanicus, originally known as Tiberius Claudius Nero or Nero Claudius Drusus, then Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus or Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus;
  • Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (10 BC-AD 54), commonly known as Claudius, Roman emperor (reigned AD 41–54), originally named Tiberius Claudius Drusus, then Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus.

Grandsons of Nero Claudius Drusus:

Great-grandson of Nero Claudius Drusus, gained the name Germanicus due to his adoption by Claudius:

  • Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (AD 37 – 68), great-nephew and adopted son of Claudius, maternal grandson of Germanicus through his daughter Agrippina the Elder, Roman emperor (reigned AD 54 – 68), originally known as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, then Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus.

Other Romans unrelated to Nero Claudius Drusus gained the victory title Germanicus or Germanicus Maximus (The great victory in Germania):

  • Vitellius (AD 15 – 69), Roman emperor for eight months (April – December AD 69), earned the title Germanicus in 69;
  • Domitianus (AD 51 – 96), Roman emperor (reigned AD 81 – 96), earned the title Germanicus in late 83;
  • Nerva (AD 30 – 98), Roman emperor (reigned AD 96 – 98), earned the title Germanicus in October 97;
  • Traianus (AD 53 – 117), Roman emperor (reigned AD 98 – 117), earned the title Germanicus in October 97;
  • Marcus Aurelius (AD 121 – 180), Roman emperor (reigned AD 161 – 180), earned the title Germanicus in 172;
  • Commodus (AD 161 – 192), Roman emperor (reigned AD 177 – 192), earned the title Germanicus in 172, Germanicus Maximus in mid-182;
  • Caracalla (AD 188 – 217), Roman emperor (reigned AD 198 – 217), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 213;
  • Maximinus Thrax (AD 173 – 238), Roman emperor (reigned AD 235 – 238), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 235;
  • Aurelianus (AD 215 – 275), Roman emperor (reigned AD 270 – 275), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 270 and 271;
  • Probus (AD 232 – 282), Roman emperor (reigned AD 276 – 282), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 279;
  • Diocletianus (AD 245 – 311), Roman emperor (reigned AD 284 – 305), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 285, 287 (twice), 288, 293 and 301;
  • Constantinus I (AD 272 – 337), Roman emperor (reigned AD 307 – 337), earned the title Germanicus Maximus in 307, 308, 314 and 328.

People called Germanicus[edit]

Places called Germanicus[edit]

There are three towns in Turkey that have been called Germanicopolis:

Germanicus may also refer to: