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Claudius 1

, Appius Full name Appius Claudius Crassus. fl. fifth century bc.
Roman decemvir (451-449) whose actions provoked a plebian revolt and the overthrow of the decemvirs.

Claudius 2

, Appius Full name Appius Claudius Caecus. fl. fourth-third century bc.
Roman censor and consul who built the first Roman aqueduct and began construction of the Appian Way.


(Biography) full name Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus. 10 bc–54 ad, Roman emperor (41–54); invaded Britain (43); poisoned by his fourth wife, Agrippina


(ˈklɔ di əs)
1. Claudius I, 10 B.C. – A.D. 54, Roman emperor A.D. 41–54.
2. Claudius II, ( “Gothicus” ) A.D. 214–270, Roman emperor 268–270.
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Noun1.Claudius - Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murderedClaudius - Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Roman Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)


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Mahomet, that he might make the best use of his victory, ranged over a great part of Abyssinia in search of the Emperor Claudius, who was then in the kingdom of Dambia.
Circa 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY Circa 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II.
HAPPENED ON THIS DAY CIRCA 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II.
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in memory of a kind-hearted Roman priest who was arrested, clubbed, and eventually, beheaded for marrying soldiers who were forbidden to marry, ministering to Christians, giving aid to martyrs in prison, and for refusing to renounce his faith during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, a time when Christians were severely persecuted.
Run it back 900 years and you have one of the Valentines imprisoned under Roman emperor Claudius Gothicus (aka Claudius II) for secretly marrying young soldiers.
54 Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina.
In AD 270, while Roman Emperor Claudius had mounted a military expedition in Greece, requiring to muster garrisons from across Palmyra, Zenobia decided to strike while the iron was hot.
But the popular account was that he was a priest who was arrested by Roman Emperor Claudius II for marrying Christian couples who were at the time being persecuted.
Adopted by his stepfather the Emperor Claudius in AD 50, Nero became Emperor himself in 54, aged 16, on Claudius's death.
THE origins of Valentine's Day are a little obscure but one legend tells of the emperor Claudius in ancient Rome banning some young men from marrying - in the belief they would make better soldiers.