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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.


(16 November 42 BCE - 16 March 37 CE)

Tiberius was a Roman emperor ruling from 14 to 37 CE. Thanks to the adoption by Augustus, he entered the family of Julia and became the second emperor of Rome.

Bust of emperor Tiberius


(31 August 12 - 24 January 41 CE)

Caligula was a Roman emperor in the years 37 - 41 CE. The son of the great Roman leader, Germanicus, was originally adored by the crowds. Unexpectedly, on November 37 CE Caligula fell into an unknown serious disease, and after recovering from this he became cruel and unpredictable.



(15 December 37 – 9 June 68 CE)

Nero was the Roman emperor ruling in the years 54-68 CE. He is known in history as a tyrant. He was considered the first emperor persecuting Christians.



(23 September 63 BCE – 19 August 14 CE)

Augustus was the first emperor of Rome in history. At a young age, he was recognized as the main heir to the murdered Caesar, which brought him to the political scene and the final process of the Republic's downfall. Despite his poor health, he proved the ambition and determination that led him to take power.

Bust of Augustus with corona civica

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