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Biographies of Romans

In the history of ancient Rome, appeared many famous figures. Many of them have been remembered as cruel tyrants, eg. Caligula, Nero or Caracalla. Others, on the other hand, became famous as great reformers: Augustus, Claudius, Marcus Aurelius, Diocletian, and Constantine the Great. Also, do not forget about the Roman commanders, who often rescued the Roman state from extermination.

The great creators of Roman culture who also significantly influenced the further development of the world were also remembered. I will present people who have become famous for their great deeds.

Claudius II Gothicus

(214-270 CE)

Claudius II Gothicus was a Roman emperor in the years 268-270 CE. The first emperor in many years to die a natural death instead of swords. He was remembered so well that the entourage of the future emperor Constantine tried to derive their princeps from his family.

Claudius

(1 August 10 BCE - 13 October 54 CE)

Claudius was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 41-54 CE. He was one of the better-educated rulers who was discriminated because of his disability.

Publius Quintilius Varus

(c. 46 BCE - September 9 CE)

Publius Quintilius Varus was a Roman politician and commander during the reign of Octavian Augustus. He commanded 3 legions destroyed in the Teutoburg Forest.

Vespasian

(17 November 9 - 23 June 79 CE)

Vespasian was a Roman emperor who ruled from 69-79 CE. The first ruler of the Flavian dynasty. He distinguished himself as a reformer and reorganizer of the state.

Maximinus Thrax

(c. 172 - April 238 CE)

Maximinus Thrax, also known as Maximinus I, reigned as emperor in the years 235-238 CE. He is considered the first barbarian to wear Imperial Purple. According to "Historia Augusta", he was 250 cm tall. Moreover, his thumb was reportedly so large that he wore his wife's bracelet as a ring.

Marcus Aurelius

(26 April 121 - 17 March 180 CE)

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled in 161-180 CE. He was one of the most outstanding and educated emperors of Rome.

Gratian

(18 April or 23 May 359 - 25 August 383 CE)

Gratian (Flavius Gratianus) was born on April 18 or May 23, 359 CE in Sirmium (now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). Gratian was a Roman emperor from 367 until his death in 383 CE. He was the eldest son of Valentinian I and Marina Severa.

Valerian I

(c. 193 - c. 262 CE)

Valerian I was a Roman emperor in the years 253-260 CE. He was the only Roman emperor who got in and died in captivity. He was captured during the war with Persia.

Flavius Aetius

(c. 390 - 21 or 22 September 454 CE)

Flavius Aetius was, together with i.e. Flavius Stilicho, the last great commander of ancient Rome. Called "the last of the Romans", he successfully defended the Western Roman Empire against barbarians and decay.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola

(13 June 40 - 23 August 93 CE)

Julius Agricola was a Roman commander who in the years 77-84 CE was governor in Britain. In 80 CE he undertook an expedition to conquer Caledonia (currently Scotland).

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