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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.

Clodius Albinus

(c. 150 - 19 February 197 CE)

Clodius Albinus was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 196-197 CE as a usurper. Appointed by troops in Gaul and Spain.

Clodius Albinus


(27 May 189 - 26 February 212 CE)

Geta was a Roman emperor; he co-ruled with his father in the years 209-211 CE and with Caracalla in 211-212 CE. Murdered on the orders of his brother Caracalla, died in the arms of his mother.


Appian of Alexandria

(c. 95 - c. 180 CE)

Appian of Alexandria was a famous Greek writing historian during the reign of Rome. He became famous for his position - "Roman History".



(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.


Tarquinius the Proud

(6th century - 496 BCE)

Tarquinius the Proud was, according to the accepted tradition, the seventh and last Roman king. His tyrannical rule eventually overthrew the monarchy.

Tarquinius the Proud

Lucian of Samosata

(c. 120 - c. 190 CE)

Lucian of Samosata was a Roman rhetoric and satirist who wrote in Greek. He is considered the creator of social satire.

Lucian of Samosata

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

Pomponia Graecina

(? - 84 CE)

Pomponia Graecina lived in the 1st century CE. She was the wife of the Roman commander and conqueror of Britain Aulus Plautius. She was accused in 57 CE of professing "foreign superstition", which is often associated with Christianity.

Danuta Stenka as Pomponia Graecina in the film Quo vadis (2001).


(c. 69 - after 122 CE)

Suetonius was a writer and Roman historian. Creator of the biography of Roman emperors. He wrote in both Latin and Greek.


Gaius Fulvius Plautianus

(c. 150-205 CE)

Gaius Fulvius Plautianus was the praetorian prefect during the reign of Emperor Septimius Severus and one of the most powerful officials in Roman history.


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