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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.


(1st century BCE)

Vitruvius was a great Roman architect and war engineer. He was a constructor of war machines. The creator of the so-called Vitruvian man.

Cato the Younger

(95 - 46 BCE)

Cato the Younger was a Roman politician (optimist) and philosopher. He imitated the way of being an Elder Caton, who was ideal for him.

Claudius Ptolemy

(c. 100 - c. 168 CE)

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer. He lived in Alexandria belonging at that time to the Roman Empire.


(24 October 51 - 18 September 96 CE)

Domitian was a Roman emperor in the years 81-96 CE. He became famous for the persecution of Christians and autocratic governments. Son of Vespasian and brother of Titus.

Gordian III

(20 January 225 - 11 February 244 CE)

Roman emperor in the years 238 - 244 CE. He took the throne at the age of 13. Gordian III was grandson of Gordian I and nephew of Gordian II.

Cleopatra VII

(69 - 12 August 30 BCE)

Cleopatra VII, called the Great. She was the last pharaoh ruling Egypt of Ptolemy. After her death, Egypt was ruled by the Romans.


(31 August 161 - 31 December 192 CE)

Commodus was a Roman emperor in the years 180-192 CE. He tried to bring absolute power, demanded divine worship as the earthly incarnation of Hercules.

Agrippina the Younger

(c. 16 - 59 CE)

Agrippina the Younger was the daughter of general Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. Her son was Neron, whom she placed on the Roman throne with the help of intrigue.


(3 January 106 - 7 December 43 BCE)

Cicero was one of the greatest Roman and antiquity speakers. A popularizer of philosophy and a politician belonging to the optimism faction.


(204 - 11 March 222 CE)

Elagabalus was Roman emperor reigning in 218-222 CE. The young ruler quickly gave evidence of his emotional imbalance and cruelty.

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