Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus

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Born: Dec 15, 037 AD
Died: 068 AD, at 30 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Emperor


37 - Born on the 15th of December in Antium, Latium. He was the son of Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus and Agrippina the younger, and his name was originally L. Domitius Ahenobarbus.

50 - Obtained formal recognition from Claudius himself, who adopted him under the title of Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus.

51 - Completed his fourteenth year on the 15th of December, and Agrippina, in view of Claudius's failing health, determined to delay no longer his adoption of the toga virilis.

52 - During Claudius' absence at the Latin festival he administered justice in the forum.

53 - He married Claudius' daughter, Octavia, closed the ties which connected him with the imperial house.

54 - Claudius died on the 13th of October, poisoned, as all our authorities declare, by Agrippina's order, and Nero was presented to the soldiers on guard as their new sovereign.

65 - Nero was panic-stricken by the discovery of a formidable conspiracy involving such men as Faenius Rufus, Tigellinus's colleague in the prefecture of the praetorian guards, Plautius Lateranus, one of the consuls elect, the poet Lucan, and, lastly, not a few of the tribunes and centurions of the praetorian guard itself.

68 - Nero died on the 9th of June, in the thirty-first year of his age and the fourteenth of his reign, and his remains were deposited by the faithful hands of Acte in the family tomb of the Domitii on the Pincian Hill.

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