Emperor Nero

[Nero]
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Roman emperor from 54 to 68. He was the son of Domitius and Agrippina. His beneficial rule under the direction of Burrus and Seneca ended in five years, when he gave way to his sensuality and moral perversity. He poisoned Brittanicus, assassinated his mother, divorced and executed his wife, Octavia, in order to marry Poppaea, burned Rome, caused a fierce persecution of Christians and the martyrdom of Saint Peter the Apostle and Saint Paul the Apostle, and put to death Seneca, Petronius, and Pretus. Confronted with revolt in the provinces, outlawed and forsaken, he committed suicide.

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    • “Emperor Nero”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 March 2012. Web. 30 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/emperor-nero/>