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King Herod
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    (73 BC-4 BC)
    Appointed by the Second Triumverate as the pro-Roman king of Judea (40 BC)
    He was a puppet of the Roman Empire, being installed by the Roman Senate with the help of Marc Antony.
    He married a woman to strengthen his connection to the throne, and then had her executed, along with her mother and grandfather.
    He spent the first few years of his reign purging potential enemies and families of royal Jewish blood.
    When he found out his friend Marc Antony had been defeated by Octavian, he fled to Rhodes in fear he would be removed, but not only was his kingdom confirmed, but Octavian gave him additional territory.
    He married ten times.
    He ordered 14,000 baby Jewish boys killed in an attempt to destroy the infant Jesus.
    His last joy was given to him by a letter from Rome giving him the authority to kill his son.
    He ordered that all the principle men of Judea be locked into the hippodrome at Jericho and slaughtered as soon as he passed away, so that his death would not be without tears (although they ignored this order).
    In many ways, he was like a biblical Josef Stalin.
    Nobody knows what killed him, but he spent the last few years of his reign executing people who he thought had poisoned him.
    He suffered from a bizarre series of afflictions including a decaying stomach, putrid breath, chronic diarrhea and gangrene of the genitals.
    He became the ruler of Judea even though he wasn't of Jewish bloodline, and despite many citizens of Judea feeling he was 'racially inferior.'
    He built many temples and structures in Judea which had never been seen before, based upon Roman architecture.
    He began the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple (20 BC).
    He was, at the very least, equally barbaric towards everyone, even his own family.
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