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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.

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.

Marcus Aurelius

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.

Gratian

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.

Valerian I

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

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).

Statue of Julius Agrykoli in Bath (England)

Didius Julianus

(30 January 133 - 1 June 193 CE)

Didius Julianus reigned from March 28 to June 1, 193 CE. As an influential and wealthy senator, after the murder of Pertinax, he obtained imperial dignity in the auction.

Didius Julianus

Tertullian

(c. 150 - 240 CE)

Tertullian was a Latin theologian from North Africa who was converted to Christianity in 190 CE. Zealous apologist.

Tertullian

Germanicus

(24 May 15 BCE - 10 October 19 CE)

Germanicus was one of the greatest Roman generals. He became famous for successful campaigns carried out in Germania, after a defeat in the Teutoburg forest.

Bust of Germanicus

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.

Legion

Tullia – daughter of Cicero

(79/8 - 45 BCE)

Tullia - the beloved daughter of an eminent Roman speaker and politician, Cicero - was born in 79 or 78 BCE. She was the first child and the only daughter of Cicero and Terentia. Her younger brother was Marcus Tullius Cicero Minor - who became a consul in 30 BCE.

Sculpture of a woman

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