Emperor Nero, A.D. 54

Emperor Nero Lived from 37 B.C. to A.D. 68 and reigned as the Emperor of Rome from A.D. 54 to A.D. 68:

On October 13th, A.D. 54 Nero succeeded his father Claudius as the emperor of the Roman Empire. He ruled until his death by which occurred on June 9th, A.D. 68.

The Roman historian Suetonius tells us that in A.D. 49 Claudius had banished the Jews from Rome because of rioting having to do with “Chrestus” (this is understood to have been a secular reference to Christ; presumably the rancor was between the Jewish Christian sect in Rome and the other non-Christian Jews in Rome). When Nero took over as emperor he rescinded his father’s banishment of Jews from Rome and many of the diasporaic Jews returned to Rome.

Roman Emperor Nero A.D. 54 to A.D. 68

In A.D. 64, most of Rome was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome, which many Romans believed Nero himself had started in order to clear land for his planned palatial complex, the Domus Aurea.

Nero was an unstable, man who acted on stage, patronized the Senate, and staged many sexual orgies. He died by committing suicide which he choose to do after he heard false reports that he had been declared a public enemy by the Roman Senate. Nero was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.