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Biographies of Romans (Emperors)

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.


(320 - 18 January 350 CE)

Constans was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 337-350 CE. He was the son of Constantine I, who fell to the central part of the Empire: Italy with the Alpine lands as far as the Danube, and part of the Balkans and North Africa (without Egypt).

Emperor Constans


(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 Eugenius

(c. 350 - 6 September 394 CE)

Emperor Flavius Eugenius ruled in the years 392–394 CE in the western part of the Roman Empire. Theodosius I ruled in the east.

Coin of Flavius Eugenius

Alexander Severus

(1 October 208 - 21 March 235 CE)

Alexander Severus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 222-235 CE. The cousin of the hated Elagabalus; he did not gain the respect of the soldiers.

Alexander Severus


(14 September 208 - 8 June 218 CE)

Diadumenian was the son of Emperor Macrinus. He was a co-emperor from 218 CE. He was killed with his father the same year.


Antoninus Pius

(19 September 86 - 7 March 161 CE)

Antoninus Pius was a Roman emperor in the years 138 - 161 CE. The period of his reign is a time of prosperity and peace, often called Pax Romana.

Antoninus Pius


(24 December 3 BCE - 15 January 69 CE)

Galba was a Roman emperor in 69 CE, the so-called "year of the four emperors". He aimed at introducing discipline in the army and savings. He died on the orders of Othon.



(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.

Coin of Majorian

Constantine I the Great

(27 February 280 - 22 May 337 CE)

Constantine I the Great was a Roman emperor who ruled in 306-337 CE. He was reformer and the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire.

Constantine I the Great


(8 November 30 - 27 January 98 CE)

Nerva was a Roman emperor in the years 96-98 CE. The progenitor of the Antonine dynasty, which gave Rome five good emperors. He adopted Trajan.


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