Worst Roman Emperors


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The guy slept with his sisters! And I see no reason for Augustus to be on this list!

He killed his wife cut off people's hands and even took often saw his enemies an object

For toture he cut people spines and spinal cords from the chest to croch


The Beast in Revelation was Caligula, and the number was originally 616

how can Augustus be worse than Nero?!?!

He burned the city down how is that not the worst

He was the Beast in Revelation, whose number was 666.


Reigned during the time Pontius Pilate did. - sharp10


Should be in the top 5. Ya, of course a gender confused teenager would make a great emperor.

Executed many innocents, enforced a religion unfamiliar to all of Rome, prostituted himself. Augustus doesn't belong here at all, but Elagabulus does.

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Easily the worst Roman emperor of them all, judging both by damage done to Roman Empire during his reign and - even more importantly - by the lasting damage to it. A complete psychopath, he not only spread murder and corruption through Rome - like so many of his "worst colleagues" - but, in contrast to his contenders - also left a trail of destruction on his journeys throughout the entire empire. But his worst - and lasting - deed was his complete reliance on only the army. His unsustainable overpay of the soldiers and the extreme elevation of the army's power on the back of everybody else in the empire lay one of the seeds to Rome's destruction. The next hundred years of Roman history would see an army running rampage, which in turn would play an important part in Rome's end.

I can't believe that I had to add him. He wasn't as evil as Caligula or Nero, but he killed more than them. - pryan96


Why is he on this list, he brought a new golden age and peace

9Julius Caesar

Like what 2storm said, Julius wasn't even emperor. He only paved the way when he became Dictator for Life. - DieGedankenSindFrei

Julius Caesar was a great leader and was not an emperor - 2storm

Also, he was very good with paying his men and he conquered Gaul. - DieGedankenSindFrei


The Contenders

12Constantine II
17Maximinus Thrax

This guy killed and Slaughtered All! - TheCuriousGeorge

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19Theodosius I

This was the original fanatical Christian who got butt hurt over Christianity being criticized. Not only did he make Christianity the official religion of the Empire, but he literally BANNED EVERY OTHER RELIGION, even Hellenism, which was the Empire's main religion for centuries! If you're wondering why Christianity is the big religion today, look no further than this selfish arsehole. - RoleplayerR

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List StatsUpdated 9 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. Nero
2. Elagabalus
3. Caligula
1. Caligula
2. Nero
3. Caracalla
1. Commodus
2. Caracalla
3. Caligula



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