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.
CaligulaCaligula
31 August 0012, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
NeroNero
15 December 0037, Italian
Roman Emperor

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 , Israeli
Betrayer of Jesus

Saint PeterSaint Peter
0001 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

BoudicaBoudica
0030 AD, British
Queen of the Iceni Tribe

Herod the GreatHerod the Great
0073 BC, Jordanian, Palestinian
King of Judea
TrajanTrajan
18 September 0053, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD, Ancient Roman
One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus

TitusTitus
30 December 0039, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
VespasianVespasian
17 November 0009, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

ElagabalusElagabalus
0204 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome
Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
0023 AD, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD, Israeli, Italian
Historian, Scholar

DomitianDomitian
24 October 0051, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

PlutarchPlutarch
0045 AD, Greek, Ancient Roman
Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, &

Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
 , Israeli
Ruler
SalomeSalome
 
Religious Figure

Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
06 November 0015, Ancient Roman
Roman Empress

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher

TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian
NervaNerva
08 November 0030, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC, Greek
Philosopher
GalbaGalba
24 December 0003, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

Mark the EvangelistMark the Evangelist
0005 AD, Libyan
Author
Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0064 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Consul

JosiahJosiah
0648 BC, Israeli
King of Judah
HezekiahHezekiah
0739 BC, Israeli
King of Judah

GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015, Italian
Roman General

OthoOtho
28 April 0032, Ancient Roman
Emperor
Jesus ChristJesus Christ
 
Founder of Christianity

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Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader
Antiochus IV EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes
0215 BC, Greek
Macedonian Hellenistic King

Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius of Antioch
15 May 0035, Ancient Roman
Religious Leader

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General

PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD, Turkish
Saint
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC, Greek
Philosopher
Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD, Italian
Religious Leader

Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
0061 AD, Italian, Turkish
Author, Lawyer

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC, Greek
Pericles’ Lover

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD, Egyptian, Greek
Inventor, Mathematician
LucretiusLucretius
15 October 0099, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

AshurbanipalAshurbanipal
0685 BC, Iraqi
Last Great Ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD, Italian
Poet

St PaulSt Paul
0005 AD, Italian, Turkish
Religious Preacher

JesusJesus
0004 AD, Ancient Roman
Preacher
Mark AntonyMark Antony
14 January 0083, Ancient Roman
Politician

SaulSaul
1080 BC
Apostles, King
Bartholomew the ApostleBartholomew the Apostle
31 October 0000, Israeli
Saint

Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
Israeli
Saint

Sarah BakerSarah Baker
30 June 0000, American
Actress
KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD, Indian, Pakistani
King

HerodiasHerodias
0015 AD, Israeli
Queen of Galilee
GamalielGamaliel
31 October 0000, Israeli
Teacher

Publius Clodius PulcherPublius Clodius Pulcher
30 November 0093, Ancient Roman
Politician

Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD, Greek, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

Arsinoe IV of EgyptArsinoe IV of Egypt
0068 AD, Egyptian
Queen

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun
PetroniusPetronius
0027 AD, French, Ancient Roman
Author

ArrianArrian
0086 AD, Greek
Greek historian

Herod Agrippa IIHerod Agrippa II
0027 AD, Italian
King of Chalcis

CaratacusCaratacus
0015 AD, British
Military Commander
Saint AndrewSaint Andrew
0005 AD, Ancient Roman
Apostle

QuintilianQuintilian
0035 AD, Italian
Rhetorician
Gnaeus Julius AgricolaGnaeus Julius Agricola
13 June 0040, French, Ancient Roman
General

FulviaFulvia
0083 AD, Italian
Political figure

Zhang HengZhang Heng
0078 AD, Chinese
cartographer, mathematician, astronomer,
Emperor Guangwu of HanEmperor Guangwu of Han
15 January 0005, Chinese
Emperor of Han dynasty

AśvaghoṣaAśvaghoṣa
0080 AD, Indian
Philosopher
Gnaeus Domitius CorbuloGnaeus Domitius Corbulo
0007 AD, Romanian
General

Vipsania AgrippinaVipsania Agrippina
0036 AD, Italian
Roman patrician

ColumellaColumella
31 October 0004, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Writer
CassivellaunusCassivellaunus
British
British chieftain

Apollodorus of DamascusApollodorus of Damascus
0050 AD, Ancient Roman
Greek Engineer
StatiusStatius
0045 AD, Italian, Ancient Roman
poet

Aulus Cornelius CelsusAulus Cornelius Celsus
31 October 0026, Ancient Roman
Medical doctor

Hyrcanus IIHyrcanus II
Priest

CartimanduaCartimandua
British
Queen of Brigantes
CunobelineCunobeline
British
King
Berenice III of EgyptBerenice III of Egypt
0114 AD, Egyptian
Monarch

Cleopatra I SyraCleopatra I Syra
0205 AD, Egyptian, Persian
Princess

GondopharesGondophares
31 October 0000, Iranian
King

Berenice IV of EgyptBerenice IV of Egypt
0077 AD, Egyptian
Princess
Emperor Xuan of HanEmperor Xuan of Han
0091 AD, Chinese
Prince

Ban ZhaoBan Zhao
0049 AD, Chinese
Historian

Aulus HirtiusAulus Hirtius
0090 AD, Italian
Writer

Dio ChrysostomDio Chrysostom
0040 AD, Greek
Orator

Juba I of NumidiaJuba I of Numidia
0085 AD, Algerian
King
Lucius Junius Gallio AnnaeanusLucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus
0003 AD, Ancient Roman
Senator

PothinusPothinus
Egyptian
Regent
Fan ZhongyanFan Zhongyan
05 September 0989, Chinese
Poet

Elisha ben AbuyahElisha ben Abuyah
0070 AD, Israeli
Rabbi
Zhang DaolingZhang Daoling
0034 AD, Chinese
Religious leader
Adam de la HalleAdam de la Halle
1220 AD, French
composer, writer, poet, trouvère