Roman Emperor. He was born into an aristocratic family in approximately 30 AD. He became a talented diplomat and served as an advisor to the Emperor Nero. He successfully helped expose the Pisonian conspiracy in 65 AD, for which he was granted triumphal honours and the right to erect statues to himself in the Imperial palace. After the death of Nero he played a relatively obscure role in government until the assassination of the Emperor Domitian in 96 AD, when he was declared Emperor by the Senate. On his accession Domitian's statues and monuments were torn down, and his massive palace was renamed the "House of the People". He also swore an oath that no senators would be executed under his rule, that all treason trials would end and that confiscated properties would be returned to their rightful families. He introduced tax cuts and gave allotments of land to the poor, as well as increasing the privileges enjoyed by the Roman provinces. His short reign gave him time for few great building projects, but he was responsible for the granary known as the Horrea Nervae and an Imperial Forum. In 97 AD he was taken hostage by the Praetorian Guard and forced to execute Domitian's assassins. This rebellion led to his adoption of Marcus Ulpius Traianus as his son and successor because of his popularity with the army. At this point he effectively retired from power and Traianus ruled under the name Trajan. Nerva suffered a stroke in 98 AD and died soon afterwards, he was deified by the Senate and a temple was erected to his memory by Trajan.
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