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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.

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

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


(c. 331 - 17 February 364 CE)

Jovian was Roman emperor in the years 363-364 CE. He received power after the death of Emperor Julian the Apostate, when a military council met.


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

Ammianus Marcellinus

(c. 330 - after 392 CE)

Ammianus Marcellinus was born around 330 CE in Antioch, the capital of Syria. He was a historian and Roman commander of Greek origin.


Valentinian I

(3 July 321 - 18 November 375 CE)

Valentinian I was a Roman emperor in the years 364-375 CE. He ruled the western and eastern parts of the empire; over time, he handed over the rule in the eastern part to his brother - Valens. After a few years, he appointed Gratian as co-emperor. He died of nervousness.

Valentinian I


(320 - 18 January 350 CE)

Constans was a Roman emperor who ruled in the years 337-350 CE. He was the son of Constantine I, who fell to the central part of the Empire: Italy with the Alpine lands as far as the Danube, and part of the Balkans and North Africa (without Egypt).

Emperor Constans

Constantius II

(7 August 317 - 3 November 361 CE)

Constantius II was a Roman emperor in the years 337-361 CE, who, after a period of internal struggles, took over the entire country. Opponent of traditional beliefs.

Constantius II

Constantine I the Great

(27 February 280 - 22 May 337 CE)

Constantine I the Great was a Roman emperor who ruled in 306-337 CE. He was reformer and the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire.

Constantine I the Great

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