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]

Sons of Nero Claudius Drusus:

Grandsons of Nero Claudius Drusus:

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

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: