Nerva

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Birthday
8, 30
Birthplace
Narni, Italy
Death Date
Jan 27, 98 (32)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 30
Birthplace
Narni, Italy
Death Date
Jan 27, 98 (32)

About

From 96 AD until his death in 98AD, this Nervan-Antonine dynasty emperor peacefully, though somewhat ineffectively, ruled Rome.

Before Fame

A Flavian loyalist in his younger years, he helped Roman Emperor Nero uncover the Pisonian conspiracy of 65AD and went on to serve as a consul under Emperors Vespasian and Domitian. Following Domitian's assassination, the Roman Senate made Nerva Emperor of Rome.

Trivia

His cremated remains found their final resting place at Rome's Mausoleum of Augustus.

Family Life

The child of Sergia Plautilla and Marcus Cocceius Nerva, he was born in Narni, Italy. Shortly before his death, he adopted the popular general Trajan as his son and imperial heir.

Associated With

He and "Philosopher King" Marcus Aurelius were both Emperors of Rome.