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Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12 AD – 41 AD), a Roman Emperor 37 AD –41 AD. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Caligula's biological father was Germanicus, and he was the adopted son of Emperor Tiberius. The young Gaius earned the nickname "Caligula" (meaning "little soldier's boot") from his father's soldiers while accompanying him during his campaigns…