“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”
The Apostle Peter
(1 Peter 2:13-16 ESV)
Tradition and strong evidence conclude Simon Peter was put to death under the emperor Nero by crucifixion. His last request was to be executed upside down, for he wanted no part in dying the same way his Savior did.