Description The Death of Germanicus, 1627 (oil on canvas) by Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665); Germanicus Julius Caesar (15 BC19 AD) commonly known as Germanicus, was a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and a prominent general of the early Roman Empire. In this picture, the young Roman general Germanicus has just been poisoned by his jealous adoptive father, the emperor Tiberius. On his deathbed, Germanicus asks his friends to avenge his murder and his wife to endure her sorrow bravely.
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