Titus was the first son of Vespasian. He led the roman attack on Jerusalem in 70 AD with the destruction of the Second Temple. His father died in 79 AD and he succeded him without bloodshed. There were many disasters during his reign; the eruption of Vesuvius, a terrible plague in Rome and much of the capital was burned down in 80 AD. The Colosseum was opened during his reign. He died in 81 AD and was succeded by his younger brother Domitian.