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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.

Theodosius I the Great

(11 January 347 - 17 January 395 CE)

Theodosius I the Great was the last emperor to rule in both parts of the Roman Empire. During his reign, Christianity became the state religion.

Theodosius I the Great

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

Hypatia of Alexandria

(c. 350-370 - 415 CE)

Hypatia of Alexandria was a brilliant scientist who was brutally killed by a Christian mob. Suspected of participation in the murder of St. Cyril.

Hypatia, Jules Maurice Gaspard


(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.


Flavius Stilicho

(c. 360 - 22 August 408 CE)

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

Flavius Stilicho


(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 ​​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

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 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

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

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