From 96 AD until his death in 98AD, this Nervan-Antonine dynasty emperor peacefully, though somewhat ineffectively, ruled Rome.
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.
His cremated remains found their final resting place at Rome's Mausoleum of Augustus.
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.
He and "Philosopher King" Marcus Aurelius were both Emperors of Rome.