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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.

Romulus Augustulus

(463 - after 507 CE)

Romulus Augustulus was the last Roman emperor. Romulus was deprived of power by Odoacer, and the insignia of power was sent back to Constantinople.

Romulus Augustulus

Flavius Vegetius

(2nd half of 4th century CE)

Flavius ​​Vegetius, born as Publius Flavius ​​Vegetius Renatus was a Roman writer and historian in the second half of the 4th century CE. Author of outstanding work on military - De rei militari. In De rei militari Vegetius describes himself as a Christian.



(c. 420 - 7 August 461 CE)

Majorian was a West Roman emperor in 457-461 CE. He is considered the last non-marionette ruler of the Western Empire.


Libius Severus

(c. 420 - 15 August 465 CE)

Libius Severus was a Roman emperor who was in fact under the influence of a barbarian leader, Ricimer.

Libius Severus

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.

Flavius Aetius

Galla Placidia

(388/392 - 450 CE)

Aelia Galla Placidia (born around 388/392 - died 450) - daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I the Great and his second wife, Flavia Galla.

Possible image of Galla Placidia

Flavius ​​Honorius

(9 September 384 - 15 August 423 CE)

Flavius ​​Honorius was a Western Roman emperor who reigned in the years 395-423 CE. After Theodosius' death, he and his brother Arcadius took power in the Empire.

Flavius ​​Honorius or Valens


(328 – 9 August 378 CE)

Valens was born in 328 CE. He was a Roman emperor in the years 364 - 378 CE. He died in the Battle of Adrianople.

Flavius ​​Honorius or Valens

Flavius Stilicho

(c. 360 - 22 August 408 CE)

Flavius Stilicho, along with Flavius Aetius, was the last great commander of ancient Rome.

Flavius Stilicho


(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.


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