Today in History - December 15th. 37 - Birth of Nero

On December 15th. 37, Nero was born in Antium near Rome (Italy).

Statue of Nero
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From 54 til 68 he became emperor of the Roman Empire.

In 64, the Great Fire of Rome took place.
It was uncertain who or what caused the fire. Some sources accused the Christians
to start the fire, others accused Nero himself.

Painting of the Great Fire of Rome
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Nero died on June 9th. 68. He committed suicide.  
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