May 21, 996: Otto III is crowned Rome’s emperor. The 16-year-old locked himself in his room for the next four years, coming out only for meals. Otto wrote only four decrees during his reign: I Don’t Know; I Don’t Care; Shut Up; and Leave Me Alone.

May 21, 996: Otto III is crowned Rome’s emperor. The 16-year-old locked himself in his room for the next four years, coming out only for meals. Otto wrote only four decrees during his reign: I Don’t Know; I Don’t Care; Shut Up; and Leave Me Alone.