Germanicus was perhaps the most popular general of the Roman Empire. His reputation among his soldiers and with the Roman public was unparalleled during his short life and increasingly after his death.
He is remembered for restoring honor to the Roman Empire after the disastrous Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. The victories of Germanicus over Roman nemesis Arminius allowed him to be considered a hero to the empire. His legacy lived on after his passing, with his brother, son, and grandson all becoming emperor of Rome.