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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.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

(63 - 12 BCE)

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was an extraordinary politician and military commander. He was a son-in-law, lieutenant and a close friend of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus.


(8 December 65 - 27 November 8 BCE)

Horace was one of the greatest Roman lyricists during Augustus reign. He was active in the period of the greatest flowering of Roman literature.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

(55 - 120 CE)

Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman historian; he is called the king of Roman historians. He wrote, among others "Annals", “Histories”, “The Life of Agricola”, and “Germania".

Gaius Pescennius Niger

(c. 135 - 194 CE)

Gaius Pescennius Niger was the Roman emperor ruling in 193-194 CE. He was raised to the throne by eastern legions. He fought in a civil war, among others with Septimius Severus.


(4 April 188 - 8 April 217 CE)

Caracalla was the Roman emperor ruling from 211-217 CE. He was supported by praetorians and part of the army; he became famous for his cruelty and bloody spectacles.


(16 November 42 BCE - 16 March 37 CE)

Tiberius was a Roman emperor ruling from 14 to 37 CE. Thanks to the adoption by Augustus, he entered the family of Julia and became the second emperor of Rome.


(31 August 12 - 24 January 41 CE)

Caligula was a Roman emperor from 37 to 41 CE. Caligula after passing a serious illness has become cruel and unpredictable; considered to be a tyrant.


(15 December 37 – 9 June 68 CE)

Nero was the Roman emperor ruling in the years 54-68 CE. He is known in history as a tyrant. He was considered the first emperor persecuting Christians.


(23 September 63 BCE – 19 August 14 CE)

Augustus was the first emperor of Rome in history. At a young age, he was recognized as the main heir to the murdered Caesar, which brought him to the political scene and the final process of the Republic's downfall. Despite his poor health, he proved the ambition and determination that led him to take power.

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