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Emperor Claudius #4 - The Invalid Emperor
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Emperor Claudius #4 - The Invalid Emperor

Emperor Claudius, he was probably the least likely male in the Julio-Claudian dynasty to become Emperor of Rome. However, due to the high mortality rate of males in the dynasty… he was proclaimed Emperor by the Praetorian Guard... Born...
Emperor Otho #7 - The Shortest Reigning Roman Emperor
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Emperor Otho #7 - The Shortest Reigning Roman Emperor

Emperor Otho had a very short reign in a turbulent time of Roman History, he was the second emperor of the year of the four emperors. On this channel we focus on Roman History and right now we're doing a video on every Roman Emperor...
Emperor Vitellius #8 - The Gluttonous Roman Emperor
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Emperor Vitellius #8 - The Gluttonous Roman Emperor

Described as a sluggard and a glutton, Aulus Vitellius has been written of by history as a titular head of a rebellion without the command of his troops or the know-how to rule the Empire once he was elevated to the position of Emperor. He...
Emperor Nero #5 - The Showman Emperor
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Emperor Nero #5 - The Showman Emperor

Emperor Nero. We’ve certainly come along way since the time of Augustus, there was no longer any pretense of a republic, Rome was now a hereditary monarchy and Nero had seen the Empire as his personal inheritance, his right by blood. Augustus...
Emperor Tiberius #2 - The Unwilling Emperor
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Emperor Tiberius #2 - The Unwilling Emperor

Tiberius the second emperor of Rome. He went thru many changes of fortune in his life - he was the stepson of Augustus however never the preferred heir. Born 43 BC, into a very distinguished Nobel-family in Rome, the Claudii. Throughout...
Life of Emperor Vespasian #9 - The Citizens Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series
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Life of Emperor Vespasian #9 - The Citizens Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Vespasian was a self-made man who was loved by the Roman people and his successors. He was able to save the Empire after the crash of the Julio-Claudian dynasty! He has been called the Citizens Emperor, a man of the people. In this...
Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series
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Life of Emperor Titus #10 - The Good Emperor, Roman History Documentary Series

Emperor Titus was the first emperor to succeed his biological father on the imperial throne. He is considered to be one of the few good emperors. His short reign is best remembered for the opening of the Flavian Amphitheater(Colosseum) in...
Emperor of Japan
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Emperor of Japan

The emperor of Japan is a position as the head of state which traditionally dates back to the 7th century BCE and the legendary figure of Emperor Jimmu (r. 660-585 BCE). Emperors came to be known as the Tenno or ‘heavenly sovereign&rsquo...
Roman Emperor
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Roman Emperor

Roman emperors ruled over the Imperial Roman Empire starting with Augustus from 27 BCE and continuing in the Western Roman Empire until the late 5th century CE and in the Eastern Roman Empire up to the mid-15th century CE. The emperors would...
Chinese Emperor
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Chinese Emperor

The emperors of ancient China had tremendous power and responsibility. Called the ‘Son of Heaven’, he (and once she) was given a divine right to rule over all people but was expected to promote their best interest and not his...