Nero was the 5th Emperor of the Roman Empire who reigned from 54 AD to 68 AD. He succeeded to the throne after the death of his grand-uncle Claudius. During his reign he significantly improved the cultural life of the Roman Empire. He also gained notoriety for his tyrannical acts and for his persecution and executions of opponents, including the execution of his own mother. After the empire revolted, he committed suicide at the age of 30, becoming the first Roman emperor to kill himself.
He was married four times. Claudia Augusta was his only offspring, whom he fathered with his second wife Empress Poppaea Sabina.
He was believed to have started the Great Fire of Rome that ravaged Rome for days and destroyed majority of the city.
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People born on December 15 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Nero is the 159th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Nero's birthday, Nero is the 4th most famous Roman.
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