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On this day in AD 37, the Roman emperor Nero was born at Antium, in Italy

The emperor who supposedly fiddle while Rome burned…

Tonight in AD64 the Great Fire of Rome started

On the night of the 18th July, AD 64, in the reign of the emperor Nero, the Great Fire of Rome broke out. It raged for six days and seven nights destroying more than half of the city; many citizens were killed and many survivors lost everything.