15. FAUSTUS CORNELIUS SULLA, consul under Claudius, in A. D. 52, with L. Salvius Otho Titianus.
He was the son-in-law of Claudius, having married his daughter Antonia. Soon after the accession of Nero, Paetus accused Pallas and Burrus of the design of placing Sulla upon the throne ; and although the accusation was declared to be false, Nero became jealous of Sulla. One of the emperor's freedmen accordingly invented a plot which was falsely ascribed to Sulla, who was thereupon ordered by Nero to go into exile to Massilia, A. D. 59.
But as Nero feared that Sulla from his proximity to the German legions might induce them to revolt, he was put to death by order of the emperor in A. D. 63. (Suet. Claud. 27 ; Tac. Ann. 12.52