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.
Marcus Annius Florianus was a Roman emperor who reigned between July and September 276 CE. His reign is an attempt to consolidate power and stabilize the situation in the Roman state. His main rival for power was Probus, the usurper in the east.
The Roman emperor Tacitus ruled in 275-276 CE. Tacitus was to cooperate with the senate and initiated many reforms. In addition, he honored the tragically deceased Aurelian with numerous statues, and punished his murderers.
Maximinus Thrax, also known as Maximinus I, reigned as emperor in the years 235-238 CE. He is considered the first barbarian to wear Imperial Purple. According to "Historia Augusta", he was 250 cm tall. Moreover, his thumb was reportedly so large that he wore his wife's bracelet as a ring.