Nero (37-68), in full Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, original name Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68. He was stepson and heir of the Emperor Claudius. He became infamous for his personal debaucheries, persecutions of Christians, and, on doubtful evidence, deliberate burning of Rome. Other events included the uprising of Boudica and the start of the First Jewish–Roman War. After internal Roman revolts, he committed suicide.