Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus, born in 42 BC, was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla and became the second emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty. His stepfather was Augustus. He became emperor upon Augustus' death in 14 and continued most of Augustus' policies. However, he did greatly reform luxury expenses, improving the city's financial state but making himself greaty unpopular. He became ruler by correspondence in 26 upon retiring to Capri, and he died in 37.