Nerva (Laitin: Marcus Cocceius Nerva Caesar Augustus;[1] 8 November, 30 AD – 27 Januar, 98 AD), wis Roman Emperor frae 96 tae 98. Nerva acame Emperor at the age o saxty-five, efter a lifetime o imperial service unner Nero an the rulers o the Flavian dynasty. Unner Nero, he wis a member o the imperial entourage an played a vital pairt in exponin the Pisonian conspiracy o 65. Later, as a loyalist tae the Flavians, he attained consulships in 71 an 90 during the reigns o Vespasian an Domitian respectively.

12t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Nerva Tivoli Massimo.jpg
Bust o emperor Nerva, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Roum.
Ring18 September 96 – 27 Januar 98
Born8 November 30(30-11-08)
Narni, Italy
Dee'd27 Januar 98(98-01-27) (aged 67)
Gairdens o Sallust, Roum
BuirialMausoleum o Augustus, Roum
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IssueTrajan (adoptive)
Full name
Marcus Cocceius Nerva
(afore accession);
Marcus Cocceius Nerva Caesar Augustus (as emperor)
FaitherMarcus Cocceius Nerva
MitherSergia Plautilla


  1. In Clessical Laitin, Nerva's name would be inscribed as MARCVS COCCEIVS NERVA CAESAR AVGVSTVS.