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Nero

Emperor of Rome
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Net worth 2018: $500,000
Residence: Anzio
Country: Ancient Roman
BirthDay: 15 December 0037
Sigh: Capricorn
Died On: June 9, 0068
BIOGRAPHY

Nero was bornon 15 December 0037 in Anzio, Ancient Roman, is Emperor of Rome. Nero was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 54 to 68 AD. The last emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was notorious as a brutal, tyrannical and ineffective leader. Born as the son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger, he lost his father at an early age. His mother went on to marry her own uncle Claudius who was the Roman Emperor at that time. She persuaded him to adopt her own son and proclaim him the heir to the throne. Many ancient historians state that Agrippina then poisoned Claudius to death in order to pave the way for her son to ascend to the throne. Nero became the emperor following Claudius’ death in 54. Aged just 17 at that time, he became the youngest emperor crowned so far. During the initial years of his rule, his mother’s influence was tremendous. Over time, Nero became progressively more powerful and had his own mother murdered. He became notorious for his extravagant lifestyle and deviant sexual practices. He proved to be an ineffectual ruler and Rome was in turmoil for the greater part of his reign. His tyrannical reign and cruelty made him highly despised, forcing the senate to declare him a public enemy and condemn him to death by beating. In order to escape the death sentence, he committed suicide in 68 AD.

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. He married his stepsister Claudia Octavia in 53 AD. He was, however, unhappy with her and became romantically involved with Poppaea Sabina, the wife of his friend and future emperor Otho. He divorced Octavia and married Poppaea in 62 AD. Poppaea died in 65 AD while pregnant with her second child. At that time it was widely reported that Nero had kicked her to death though modern historians postulate that Poppaea may have died because of complications of miscarriage or childbirth.He became involved with a married woman, Statilia Messalina, in 65 AD. Nero drove her husband to suicide so that he could marry her. The marriage took place in 66 AD.In 67, Nero ordered a young freeman, Sporus—who bore an uncanny resemblance to Poppaea Sabina—to be castrated so that he could marry him.Following the rebellions against him in 68 AD, Nero lost most of his supporters--even his bodyguards left him. When he heard that the Senate had condemned him to death by beating, he panicked and decided to commit suicide. His private secretary, Epaphroditos, assisted him in killing himself. He died on 9 June 68. Nero was born as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus on 15 December 37, in Antium near Rome, as the only son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the Younger.Ahenobarbus died in 48 AD following which Agrippina married her own uncle Claudius who was the emperor. Claudius adopted Lucius Domitius and gave him the name Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus. Agrippina then persuaded Claudius to proclaim Nero the heir to the throne.Nero attained the age of 14 in 51 AD and was proclaimed an adult. He was appointed proconsul and began taking an active part in the governance. He started addressing the Senate and was featured in coinage.
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