12th Emperor of the Roman Empire Nerva

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12th Emperor of the Roman Empire Nerva

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Emperor Nerva 8 November, 30 AD – 27 January, 98 AD), was Roman Emperor from 96 to 98. Nerva became Emperor at the age of sixty-five, after a lifetime of imperial service under Nero and the rulers of the Flavian dynasty. Under Nero, he was a member of the imperial entourage and played a vital part in exposing the Pisonian conspiracy of 65. Later, as a loyalist to the Flavians, he attained consulships in 71 and 90 during the reigns of Vespasian and Domitian respectively.
On 18 September 96, Domitian was assassinated in a palace conspiracy involving members of the Praetorian Guard and several of his freedmen. On the same day, Nerva was declared emperor by the Roman Senate. This was the first time the Senate elected a Roman Emperor. As the new ruler of the Roman Empire, he vowed to restore liberties which had been curtailed during the autocratic

Reign
18 September 96 –
27 January 98
Predecessor
Domitian
Successor
Trajan, adopted son
Issue
Trajan (adoptive)
Full name
Marcus Cocceius Nerva
 (before accession);
 Marcus Cocceius Nerva Caesar Augustus (as emperor)
 
Dynasty
Nervan-Antonine
Father
Marcus Cocceius Nerva
Mother
Sergia Plautilla
Born
8 November 30
Narni, Italy
Died
27 January 98 (aged 67)
Gardens of Sallust, Rome
Burial
Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome
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