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Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
(37 - 68)

37 Born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus on 15 December in Antium, he is the nephew of emperor Caligula
39 Nero's father dies; his mother, Agrippina the younger, loses favour with Caligula and is exiled - Nero's inheritance is siezed and he is sent to live with an aunt
41 Caligula is murdered, his uncle (Claudius) becomes emperor and Agrippina is allowed to return from exile
49 Claudius marries Agrippina; Lucius Annaeus Seneca is Nero's tutor
50 Nero is officially adopted by Claudius and renamed Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus - he becomes heir to the throne
53 Marries Octavia
54 Claudius dies, Nero succeeds to the throne on 13 October
55 Affair with Acte
58 Begins affair with Poppaea Sabina
59 Nero orders the murder of his mother
60 Icini revolt in Britain
62 Accusations of treason against Nero and the Senate first begin to appear; divorces Octavia, has her executed on charges of treason; marries Poppaea
63 Destruction of Pompeii by an earthquake; daughter Claudia Augusta born to Poppaea
64 Rome burns. Nero blames the Christians and the persecutions begin in earnest; Nero gives his first public performance, in Naples
65 Pisonian conspiracy, death of Poppaea
66 Parthian (Armenia) war; Jewish Revolt (First Jewish-Roman War); marries Statilia Messallina
67 Nero travels to Greece to display his artistic abilities in the theatres there and his athletic abilities in the Olympic Games; Vindex's Rebellion
68 Senate votes Galba emperor; Nero commits suicide on 9 June

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