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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.


(12 February 41 - 11 February 55 CE)

Britannicus was the son of Emperor Claudius and Messalina. He received the nickname in honor of his father's conquest of Britain in 43 CE. Murdered on the orders of Nero.

Detail of the statue showing Britannicus


(24 December 3 BCE - 15 January 69 CE)

Galba was a Roman emperor in 69 CE, the so-called "year of the four emperors". He aimed at introducing discipline in the army and savings. He died on the orders of Othon.


Drusus the Elder

(14 Janaury 38 - 9 BCE)

Drusus the Elder was one of the most prominent Romans of the 1st century BCE. He had tremendous military talent which allowed him to wage victorious campaigns in Germany.

Drusus the Elder


(c. 420 - 7 August 461 CE)

Majorian was a West Roman emperor in 457-461 CE. He is considered the last non-marionette ruler of the Western Empire.

Coin of Majorian

Constantine I the Great

(27 February 280 - 22 May 337 CE)

Constantine I the Great was a Roman emperor who ruled in 306-337 CE. He was reformer and the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire.

Constantine I the Great


(8 November 30 - 27 January 98 CE)

Nerva was a Roman emperor in the years 96-98 CE. The progenitor of the Antonine dynasty, which gave Rome five good emperors. He adopted Trajan.



(c. 40 - c. 102-104 CE)

Latin poet, considered to be the creator of the epigram (a short lyrical piece with an expressive punch line). Author of 15 books of epigrams.


Appius Claudius Caecus

(c. 340 - 273 BCE)

Roman patrician and politician from the turn of the 4th and 3rd century BCE. He was the builder of the first aqueduct, the Aqua Appia (312 BCE) and the first beaten road, Via Appia.

Appius Claudius Caecus in the Roman Curia


(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.


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