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Biographies of Romans (Politicians and generals)

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.

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

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

Spurius Cassius Vecellinus

(? - 485 BCE)

Spurius Cassius Vecellinus is the first person of the oldest period of the Roman Republic, the existence of which is certified in sources.


Fabius Maximus Cunctator

(c. 280 - 203 BCE)

Fabius Maximus Cunctator was a Roman politician and leader. His nickname Cunctator was derived from his strategy during the Second Punic War.

Quintus Fabius "the Delayer"

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.


Lucius Cornelius Sulla

(138 - 78 BCE)

Lucius Cornelius Sulla was a Roman commander and politician - the optimist. In 82 BCE Sulla was given dictatorial power. In the following years, he carried out a number of political reforms.

Bust of Lucius Cornelius Sulla without nose

Marcus Furius Camillus

(c. 446 – 364 BCE)

Marcus Furius Camillus was a Roman commander and reformer. His successes on the battlefield resulted in giving him the nickname - "the second founder of Rome".

Marcus Furius Camillus

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus

(162 - 133 BCE)

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was a Roman politician and people's tribune, who in 133 BCE undertook significant reforms for the benefit of the Roman Republic. After his death, Gaius continued his brother's ambitious plans.

Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus

Gaius Cassius Longinus

(3 October 85 - 3 October 42 BCE)

Gaius Cassius Longinus was a Roman commander, one of Caesar's assassins, later fought against the Second Triumvirate. One of the last defenders of the republic.

Denarius with the image of Cassius


(20 BCE - 18 October 31 CE)

Sejanus was the omnipotent prefect of the praetorian guard of Emperor Tiberius, who sought a coup and seizure of power in the Empire.

Roman As representing Tiberius

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