Famous People Of The 1st Century

The major events that took place in the 1st century played a pivotal role in shaping the history of mankind in the centuries to come. The 1st century is considered part of the Classical era or historical period, which was marked by increasing domination by the Roman Empire. Claudius, the Roman emperor who ruled from 41 CE to 54 CE is considered one of the most significant figures of this era. Chinese emperor Wang Mang, Christian apostle James the Just, and Greek historian and biographer Plutarch are among the other important figures of this time. Check out this section to know more about the famous people of the 1st century.

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 1 
Cleopatra
(Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt)

Cleopatra
56
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030

 2 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Jesus Christ
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD

 3 
Julius Caesar
(Roman dictator)

Julius Caesar
46
Birthdate: 0004 BC, 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044
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 4 
St Paul
(Religious Preacher)

St Paul
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: 0065 AD

 5 
Nero
(Roman Emperor)

Nero
19
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068

 6 
Caligula
(Roman Emperor (37-41 AD))

Caligula
20
Birthdate: August 31, 0012
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: January 24, 0041

 7 
Judas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)

Judas Iscariot
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 0033 AD
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 8 
Tiberius
(Roman Emperor (14-37))

Tiberius
6
Birthdate: November 16, 0042
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 16, 0037

 9 
Cicero
(Statesman)

Cicero
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 3, 0106
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arpino, Italy
Died: December 7, 0043

 10 

Saint Peter
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida

 11 
Claudius
(Roman Emperor (41-54))

Claudius
10
Birthdate: August 1, 0010
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: October 13, 0054

 12 
Spartacus
(Thracian Gladiator)

Spartacus
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0111 BC
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: 0071 BC

 13 
John The Baptist
(Jewish Prophet & Christian Saint)

John The Baptist
8
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Herodian Tetrarchy, Roman Empire
Died: 0030 AD

 14 
Boudica
(Queen of the Iceni Tribe)

Boudica
7
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Birthplace: Britannia
Died: 0061 AD

 15 
Pontius Pilate
(Roman official who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus)

Pontius Pilate
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Roman Empire

 16 
Pompey
(Roman General)

Pompey
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 0106
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Picenum
Died: September 28, 0048

 17 
Trajan
(Roman Emperor)

Trajan
8
Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: August 8, 0117

 18 
Virgil
(Poet)

Virgil
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 0070
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cisalpine Gaul
Died: September 21, 0019

 19 
Titus
(Roman Emperor)

Titus
6
Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 13, 0081

 20 
Vespasian
(Roman Emperor (69-79))

Vespasian
4
Birthdate: November 18, 0009
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falacrine
Died: June 23, 0079

 21 
John the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus)

John the Apostle
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD

 22 
Domitian
(Roman Emperor)

Domitian
4
Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 18, 0096

 23 
Pliny the Elder
(Philosopher, Writer)

Pliny the Elder
2
Birthdate: 0023 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0079 AD

 24 

Marcus Licinius Crassus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0115 BC
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0053 BC

 25 
Plutarch
(Philosopher, Biographer)

Plutarch
2
Birthdate: 0046 AD
Birthplace: Chaeronea, Greece
Died: 0119 AD

 26 
Jude the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament)

Jude the Apostle
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel

 27 

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
7
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: April 12, 0065

 28 

Thomas the Apostle
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: December 21, 0072

 29 
Horace
(Roman poet)

Horace
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 0065
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venosa, Italy
Died: November 27, 0008

 30 

Saint Stephen
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0034 AD

 31 

Mark the Evangelist
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0012 AD
Birthplace: Shahat, Libya
Died: April 25, 0068

 32 
Josephus
(Historian)

Josephus
2
Birthdate: 0037 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0100 AD

 33 
Hero of Alexandria
(Mathematician)

Hero of Alexandria
14
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0070 AD

 34 
Agrippina the Younger
(Roman Empress (49-54))

Agrippina the Younger
1
Birthdate: November 6, 0015
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
Died: March 23, 0059

 35 
Nerva
(Roman Emperor)

Nerva
3
Birthdate: November 8, 0030
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Narni, Italy
Died: January 27, 0098

 36 
Herod the Great
(King of Judea)

Herod the Great
5
Birthdate: November 30, 0072
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edom
Died: 0004 BC

 37 
Pliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)

Pliny the Younger
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD

 38 
Galba
(Roman Emperor)

Galba
2
Birthdate: December 24, 0003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terracina, Italy
Died: January 15, 0069

 39 
Epictetus
(Philosopher)

Epictetus
0
Birthdate: 0050 AD
Birthplace: Hierapolis Ancient City, Turkey
Died: 0135 AD

 40 
Germanicus
(Roman General)

Germanicus
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019

 41 
Polycarp
(Martyr)

Polycarp
2
Birthdate: 0069 AD
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey
Died: February 23, 0155

James, brother of Jesus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nazareth
Died: 0062 AD

 43 
Otho
(Emperor)

Otho
8
Birthdate: April 28, 0032
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferentium, Italy
Died: April 16, 0069

 44 

Ignatius of Antioch
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Roman Syria
Died: 0140 AD

 45 
Vitellius
(Roman emperor)

Vitellius
4
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 20, 0069

 46 

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC

 47 
Livy
(Historian)

Livy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0059 BC
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: 0017 AD

 48 
Hezekiah
(King of Judah)

Hezekiah
2
Birthdate: 0739 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0687 BC

 49 
Saint Matthias
(Religious Leader)

Saint Matthias
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0001 AD
Birthplace: Judea
Died: 0080 AD

 50 

Tiruvalluvar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Uncertain: Madurai,Chennai, India