Roman emperor killed by his citizens after his decisions to keep his family in high standings results in angering the Vandals

May 31, 455 Rome, Italy Emperor Petronius Maximus is assassinated two and a half months after assuming the throne It was speculated that Petronius had a hand in the murder of the previous emperor, Valentinian III. One of those who suspected his involvement in the assassination was his widow, Licinia Eudoxia, whom Petronius married to…

Assassination of Elagabalus

March 11, 222 Rome Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated with his mother Elagabalus stirred the Roman pot quite a bit during his brief 18 years of life: he married a Vestal Virgin, suggesting their children would be "godlike," despite the punishment for a Vestal Virgin having sexual relations to be buried alive he appointed his mother…