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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.
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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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|Noun||1.||Agrippina - 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)|
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