Worst Roman Emperors


The Top Ten

1 Caligula Caligula Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was Roman emperor in AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

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

2 Nero Nero

Nero was a maniac. He massacred christians in great numbers, took huge funds to build himself monuments, and was all around a total nutcase.

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

how can Augustus be worse than Nero?!?!

Don't forget the his "family issues".

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3 Commodus

Just about as bad as they come. Focused too much on screwing around as a gladiator to even care about the health and safety of his empire. He’s a also a depraved, paranoid psychopath who killed anyone who stood in his way, purging the senate to the point that it became a bunch of incompetent yes-man goons. Quite the contrast from his cerebral, sober-minded father Marcus Aurelius.

4 Elagabalus

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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5 Caracalla

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

6 Tiberius

Reigned during the time Pontius Pilate did. - sharp10

7 Domitian
8 Augustus

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

9 Julius Caesar Julius 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

10 Crassus

The Contenders

11 Constantine II
12 Claudius
13 Sulla
14 Maximian
15 Vespasian
16 Titus
17 Maximinus Thrax

This guy killed and Slaughtered All! - TheCuriousGeorge

Probably the edgiest name ever - Jackamalio

18 Constantine I

Helped ruin the Roman Empire by converting to an evil religion. Without him the Jews might not control the world.

19 Theodosius 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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1. Nero
2. Elagabalus
3. Caligula
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2. Nero
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