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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.

Macrinus

(c. 165 - 8 June 218 CE)

Macrinus was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 217-218 CE. He was Berber by origin and never sat in the Senate.

Macrinus

Sallust

(86 - 35 BCE)

Sallust was a great Roman historiographer. Sallust became a very devoted supporter of Caesar and was closely associated with the popular party.

Sallust

Trebonianus Gallus

(206 - 253 CE)

Trebonianus Gallus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 251-253 CE. He received power from the hands of the soldiers. He faced invasions and an internal struggle.

Trebonianus Gallus

Lucius Sergius Catilina

(108 - 62 BCE)

Lucius Sergius Catilina was a Roman politician who was behind the plot to overthrow the Republic. His plans were thwarted by the famous speaker - Cicero.

Silhouette of a depressed and worried Catilina in the painting Cicero exposing Catilina by Cesare Maccari

Scipio Africanus the Younger

(185 - 129 BCE)

Scipio Africanus the Younger was an outstanding Roman commander from the period of the Third Punic War who conquered Carthage. An advocate of ancient Roman ideals.

Signet ring with the image of Scipio Africanus the Younger

Gaius Marius

(157/6 - 13 January 86 BCE)

Gaius Marius was a great Roman commander. He became famous for defeating the Teutons and Cimbri and carrying out the reform of the Roman army.

Gaius Marius

Scipio Africanus the Elder

(236 - 183 BCE)

Scipio Africanus the Elder was a Roman commander and politician. He went down in history as the defender of Rome against Hannibal and the winner of Zama in 202 CE.

Scipio Africanus the Elder

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

Vitellius

(24 September 15 - 21 December 69 CE)

Vitellius was a Roman emperor in 69 CE in the so-called period of "the year of the four emperors". Defeated by Vespasian in the Battle of Cremona, he was drowned in the Tiber.

Vitellius

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