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Biographies of Romans

Vespasian

(17 November 9 - 23 June 79 CE)

Vespasian was a Roman emperor who ruled from 69-79 CE. The first ruler of the Flavian dynasty. He distinguished himself as a reformer and reorganizer of the state.

Maximinus Thrax

(c. 172 - April 238 CE)

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.

Marcus Aurelius

(26 April 121 - 17 March 180 CE)

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled in 161-180 CE. He was one of the most outstanding and educated emperors of Rome.

Gratian

(18 April or 23 May 359 - 25 August 383 CE)

Gratian (Flavius Gratianus) was born on April 18 or May 23, 359 CE in Sirmium (now Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). Gratian was a Roman emperor from 367 until his death in 383 CE. He was the eldest son of Valentinian I and Marina Severa.

Valerian I

(c. 193 - c. 262 CE)

Valerian I was a Roman emperor in the years 253-260 CE. He was the only Roman emperor who got in and died in captivity. He was captured during the war with Persia.

Flavius Aetius

(c. 390 - 21 or 22 September 454 CE)

Flavius Aetius was, together with i.e. Flavius Stilicho, the last great commander of ancient Rome. Called "the last of the Romans", he successfully defended the Western Roman Empire against barbarians and decay.

Gnaeus Julius Agricola

(13 June 40 - 23 August 93 CE)

Julius Agricola was a Roman commander who in the years 77-84 CE was governor in Britain. In 80 CE he undertook an expedition to conquer Caledonia (currently Scotland).

Didius Julianus

(30 January 133 - 1 June 193 CE)

Didius Julianus reigned from March 28 to June 1, 193 CE. As an influential and wealthy senator, after the murder of Pertinax, he obtained imperial dignity in the auction.

Tertullian

(c. 150 - 240 CE)

Tertullian was a Latin theologian from North Africa who was converted to Christianity in 190 CE. Zealous apologist.

Germanicus

(24 May 15 BCE - 10 October 19 CE)

Germanicus was one of the greatest Roman generals. He became famous for successful campaigns carried out in Germania, after a defeat in the Teutoburg forest.

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