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Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also known as Lucius Nero, Claudius Nero or simply just Nero, was the fifth Emperor of the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD.


Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (PROSE: "Lyre Liar") was also known as Lucius Nero (PROSE: Byzantium!) and Claudius Nero, but was mainly known simply as Nero. (TV: The Romans) He became the fifth Roman emperor. (PROSE: "Lyre Liar")

When Prasutagus left half of his kingdom to Nero and the other half to his daughters, Nero annexed the entire kingdom, resulting in a failed revolt by Boudica in 60. (AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni) He married Poppaea Sabina, whom he called "Poppy". (PROSE: The Romans)

In July 64, Nero's slave buyer Tavius bought Barbara Wright and brought her to the palace. Nero immediately took to her and gleefully chased her around the palace until they were caught by his wife. When the First Doctor came to stay, pretending to be Maximus Pettulian, Nero grew jealous of his popularity and was about to kill him when the Doctor set fire to his plans for a new Rome, which had previously been rejected by the Senate. From this, Nero was inspired to burn the old capital so his new city could be built. (TV: The Romans)


By the time that humans left Earth on the Ark, Nero's reign was said to take place in the First Segment of Time. (TV: The Ark)

While in a bubble prison, Iris Wildthyme imagined attending a Roman orgy hosted by Nero. She described him as a "spotty little twerp." (AUDIO: Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme?)

Behind the scenes[]

Paul Whitsun-Jones, George A. Cooper and Dick Emery were considered to play Nero.

Nero was portrayed by Christopher Biggins in the 1976 adaptation of I, Claudius.