(Roman Emperor from 14 CE to 37 CE)
Birthday: November 16, 42 BC (Scorpio)
Born In: Rome, Italy
Tiberius was a long-serving Roman Emperor who was also known for his military achievements. Born to an aristocratic household, he was fourth in line to the throne and was entrusted with considerable responsibilities from a very young age. Initially assigned to administrative affairs, Tiberius soon developed into a formidable military leader. He commanded a series of successful campaigns in various parts of Europe and outside, and held important administrative positions in between the military campaigns. Even with all the success, he was never happy mainly due to the estrangement from his first wife Vipsania. At the height of his power, he shocked everyone by retiring to Rhodes, forsaking all his responsibilities. But the untimely deaths of the heirs to the throne, resulted in not only Tiberius’ return to Rome, but also his return to the positions of power which he had never held before. His subsequent rule was marked by indecision and indifference on his part, and made him unpopular with the masses. Just like before, he again started shirking his responsibilities and left Rome again, leaving his trusted ally Sejanus in charge. He still had considerable powers and wielded them to execute Sejanus and his associates on the charges of treason. Tiberius might not have been the best Roman emperor, but he fared far better than his successors, who plunged Rome into anarchy and decadence.