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 Gaius Caesar

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Birth
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Death
21 Feb 4 (aged 23–24)
Turkey
Burial
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID
32572395 View Source

Roman Statesman, Soldier. In 17 BC he was adopted by the Emperor Augustus, who named him as his successor. In 6 BC, when he was 14, he was appointed Consul Designatus, and given the right to sit in the senate house. He was also made a Prince of Youth, one of the symbolic heads of the Equestrian Order. Temples and statues were erected in his honor, including the Maison Carrée in Nimes. In 1 BC he commanded the army that was sent to Syria to strengthen Roman power in Armenia. In AD 1 he was made Consul with Lucius Aemilius Paullus as his colleague. In AD 4 he was wounded during a siege in Lycia, and he died soon afterwards in Artagira, Armenia, at age 24.

Roman Statesman, Soldier. In 17 BC he was adopted by the Emperor Augustus, who named him as his successor. In 6 BC, when he was 14, he was appointed Consul Designatus, and given the right to sit in the senate house. He was also made a Prince of Youth, one of the symbolic heads of the Equestrian Order. Temples and statues were erected in his honor, including the Maison Carrée in Nimes. In 1 BC he commanded the army that was sent to Syria to strengthen Roman power in Armenia. In AD 1 he was made Consul with Lucius Aemilius Paullus as his colleague. In AD 4 he was wounded during a siege in Lycia, and he died soon afterwards in Artagira, Armenia, at age 24.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 1 Jan 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 32572395
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32572395/gaius-caesar: accessed ), memorial page for Gaius Caesar (c.-20–21 Feb 4), Find a Grave Memorial ID 32572395, citing Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave.