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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.

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus

(29 September 106 - 28 September 48 BCE)

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus ("the Great") was born on 29 September 106 BCE as Gnaeus Pompeius. He received his nickname Magnus from his contemporaries because of his great political and military successes and his services to Rome. Roman commander and politician; son of Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo.

Gnaeus Pompey the Great

Mark Antony

(14 January 83 - 1 August 30 BCE)

Mark Antony was an excellent Roman commander, and at the same time a brilliant politician. He was an officer of Julius Caesar and his supporter. After his death, he took part in the civil war.

Bust of Mark Antony

Julian the Apostate

(331/332 - 26 June 363 CE)

Julian the Apostate was a Roman emperor in 361-363 CE. He strived to restore the pagan religion and became famous as a great reformer.

Sculpture of a priest; so far it was considered the image of Julian

Septimius Severus

(11 April 145/6 – 4 February 211 CE)

Septimius Severus was Roman emperor ruling in 193-211 CE. He won the civil war and stabilized the situation in the state after the death of Commodus. He began a new dynasty - Syrian.

Septimius Severus

Marcus Licinius Crassus

(114 - 53 BCE)

Marcus Licinius Crassus was a Roman politician and commander, a member of the first triumvirate. Known for his proverbial wealth, considered the richest Roman in history.

Marcus Licinius Crassus

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

(63 - 12 BCE)

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was an extraordinary politician and military commander. He was a son-in-law, lieutenant and a close friend of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.



(8 December 65 - 27 November 8 BCE)

Horace was one of the greatest Roman lyricists during Augustus reign. He was active in the period of the greatest flowering of Roman literature.


Publius Cornelius Tacitus

(55 - 120 CE)

Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman historian; he is called the king of Roman historians. He wrote, among others "Annals", “Histories”, “The Life of Agricola”, and “Germania".

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Gaius Pescennius Niger

(c. 135 - 194 CE)

Gaius Pescennius Niger was the Roman emperor ruling in 193-194 CE. He was raised to the throne by eastern legions. He fought in a civil war, among others with Septimius Severus.

Gaius Pescennius Niger


(4 April 188 - 8 April 217 CE)

Caracalla was the Roman emperor ruling from 211-217 CE. He was supported by praetorians and part of the army; he became famous for his cruelty and bloody spectacles.


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