This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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.


(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.


Piso Pontifex

(48 BCE - 32 CE)

Piso Pontifex was a Roman senator and commander from the time of the principate's beginning. Brother of Calpurnia Pisonia, who became the third wife of Julius Caesar.

Bust of Piso Pontifex


(c. 50 - c. 15 BCE)

Propertius was a Roman poet of the Augustus period. He wrote mainly love elegies, the most famous of which were dedicated to a woman named Cynthia.

Auguste Jean Baptiste Vinchon, Propercius and Cynthia in Tivoli


(18 September 53 - 9 August 117 CE)

Trajan was a Roman emperor from 98-117 CE. He was one of the so-called five good emperors. A brilliant reformer, military commander, good governor.


Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

(c. 89 - 12 BCE

Marcus Aemilius Lepidus was a Roman politician and commander. One of Caesar's supporters, and then one of the triumvirs in the so-called II Triumvirate.

Coin with the image of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

Marcus Salvius Otho

(28 April 32 - 16 April 69 CE)

Marcus Salvius Otho, after the murder of Galba, became the Roman emperor as a candidate of praetorians. He was the emperor from January to April 69 CE.

Marcus Salvius Otho


(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.

Roman bust of emperor Gallienus


(20 March 43 BCE - 17 or 18 CE)

Ovid was one of the greatest Roman elegics and poets of the Augustan era. Horace's friend.


Titus Livius

(59 BCE - 17 CE)

Titus Livius was the chief historian of the Augustus era. His partially preserved work "Ab urbe condita" is the source of the history of Rome.

Titus Livius


(c. 250 - 184 BCE)

Plautus was a Roman comedy writer, one of the oldest Roman writers, whose works have been preserved in larger fragments to our times.


Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: