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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.

Eusebius of Caesarea

(c. 263 - 339 CE)

Eusebius of Caesarea, active in the time of Constantine the Great, is considered the greatest Christian historian of antiquity.

Eusebius of Caesarea


(22 December 244 - 3 December 311 CE)

Diocletian was a Roman emperor from 284 to 305 CE. His rule begins the era of domination and the so-called tetrarchy.


Septimia Zenobia

(c. 240 - c. 274 CE)

Septimia Zenobia was the wife of the king of Palmyra - Odenatus, after his death in 267 CE she tried to strengthen the position of her minor son, Vaballat. Zenobia, thanks to its skilful policy, led the expansion and had full power in the eastern territories of the Roman Empire.

Zenobia, author of the painting unknown


(c. 230 - 253 CE)

Volusianus was born in about 230 CE and was the son of Emperor Trebonian Gallus, with whom he co-ruled the Roman state in the years 251-253 CE.


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.

A bust of a young Gordian III in the collection of the Capitoline Museums


(218 - 268 CE)

Gallienus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 253-268 CE. Gaul is one of the most outstanding rulers of Rome.


Claudius II Gothicus

(214-270 CE)

Claudius II Gothicus was a Roman emperor in the years 268-270 CE. The first emperor in many years to die a natural death instead of swords. He was remembered so well that the entourage of the future emperor Constantine tried to derive their princeps from his family.

Claudius II Gothicus


(c. 210 - October 253 CE)

Roman emperor Aemilianus ruled for several months in 253 CE. Raised to purple by his faithful legions, he overthrew the legal ruler Trebonian Gallus and assumed the throne of Rome for 88 days. The changeling was overthrown by the heir - Valerian.

Emperor Aemilianus

Alexander Severus

(1 October 208 - 21 March 235 CE)

Alexander Severus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 222-235 CE. The cousin of the hated Elagabalus; he did not gain the respect of the soldiers.

Alexander Severus


(14 September 208 - 8 June 218 CE)

Diadumenian was the son of Emperor Macrinus. He was a co-emperor from 218 CE. He was killed with his father the same year.


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