Antonia Minor

Antonia Minor
Antonia minor pushkin.jpg
The Juno Ludovisi
(a portrait of Antonia Minor)
Born31 January 36 BC
Athens, Greece
DiedSeptember/October AD 37 (aged 72)
Rome
SpouseNero Claudius Drusus
IssueGermanicus
Livilla
Claudius, Emperor of Rome
FatherMark Antony
MotherOctavia Minor

Antonia Minor (PIR2 A 885), also known as Julia Antonia Minor,[1] Antonia the Younger or simply Antonia (31 January 36 BC - 1 May AD 37) was the younger of two daughters of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor.[2] She was a niece of the Emperor Augustus, sister-in-law of the Emperor Tiberius, paternal grandmother of the Emperor Caligula and Empress Agrippina the Younger, mother of the Emperor Claudius, and both maternal great-grandmother and paternal great-aunt of the Emperor Nero. She was additionally the maternal great-aunt of the Empress Valeria Messalina and Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix, the paternal grandmother of Claudia Antonia, Claudia Octavia, and Britannicus and the maternal grandmother of Julia Livia and Tiberius Gemellus.

Birth and early life

She was born in Athens, Greece and after 36 BC was brought to Rome by her mother and her siblings. Antonia never had the chance to know her father, Mark Antony, who divorced her mother in 32 BC and committed suicide in 30 BC. She was raised by her mother, her uncle and her aunt, Livia Drusilla. Due to inheritances, she owned properties in Italy, Greece and Egypt. She was a wealthy and influential woman who often received people who were visiting Rome. Antonia had many male friends and they included wealthy Jew Alexander the Alabarch and Lucius Vitellius, a consul and father of future Emperor Aulus Vitellius.

Other Languages
български: Антония Младша
brezhoneg: Antonia Minor
čeština: Antonie mladší
Esperanto: Antonia la Juna
français: Antonia la Jeune
italiano: Antonia minore
Nederlands: Antonia minor
português: Antónia, a Jovem
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Antonija Mlađa
українська: Антонія Молодша