Saturday, January 17, 2015

History Trivia - Etruscan Roman Emperor Otho commits suicide

January 17

38 BC Octavian married Livia Drusilla.

 69 Etruscan Roman Emperor Otho committed suicide after a night of meditation in his tent. A companion of Nero, it is believed that he died to prevent civil war.

395 the Roman Empire was split into eastern and western parts upon the death of Emperor Theodosius I, whose will provided that his two sons would inherit the two parts.

 1377 Pope Gregory XI moved the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.

1501- Cesare Borgia returned in triumph to Rome from Romagna.

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