By: Sukanya Basu
Location: Pompeii, Italy
Second Husband: Marcus Otho (Emperor during brief civil war)
Third Husband: Nero (Emperor of Rome)
Rufrius Crispinus the Younger - son of Rufrius Crispinus
- acquiring power
- marrying people for power
- murdering people for power
Location: Rome, Italy
Cause: Murdered by Nero
Marcus Otho then fell in love with her. Seven years Otho's senior, Poppaea was Otho's mistress even during her marriage with Crispinus. When Crispinus died, she married Otho and he was emperor during a brief period in the civil war. However it is commonly accepted that Poppaea used Otho's position to get closer to emperor Nero.
Poppaea then became Nero's mistress. Her ultimate goal of becoming the empress was achieved. However her reign was short and unpleasant. She gave birth to Claudia Augusta, but the child died at four months of age.
Many historians credit her death to the hands of Nero. During her second pregnancy, Nero landed a fatal kick to her abdomen that killed her and their unborn child.