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Ag·rip·pi·na 1

 (ăg′rə-pī′nə, -pē′-) Known as "the Elder." 13 bc?-ad 33.
Roman matron and mother of Caligula. She was influential in the struggle for power during the reign of Tiberius.

Ag·rip·pi·na 2

 (ăg′rə-pī′nə, -pē′-) Known as "the Younger." ad 15?-59.
Roman empress. She reportedly murdered her husband, the emperor Claudius, so that her son by a previous marriage, Nero, would become emperor. Nero, distrusting his mother, had her murdered.


1. (Biography) called the Elder. c. 14 bc–33 ad, Roman matron: granddaughter of Augustus, wife of Germanicus, mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger
2. (Biography) called the Younger. 15–59 ad, mother of Nero, who put her to death after he became emperor
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Noun1.Agrippina - wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by NeroAgrippina - wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero
2.Agrippina - granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)Agrippina - granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)
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Locusta and Agrippina, living at the same time, were an exception, and proved the determination of providence to effect the entire ruin of the Roman empire, sullied by so many crimes.
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AD54: Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina.
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54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina.
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