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

Cleopatra.
16
Famous As: Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030

 2 Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ.
10
Famous As: Founder of Christianity
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Judea
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 3 Nero

Nero.
5
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068

 4 Caligula

Caligula.
6
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: August 31, 0012
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: January 24, 0041

 5 St Paul

St Paul.
4
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious Preacher
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: 0067 AD

 6 Saint Peter

Saint Peter.
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida

 7 Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot.
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Betrayer of Jesus
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 0033 AD
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 8 Boudica

Boudica.
0
Famous As: Queen of the Iceni Tribe
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Birthplace: Britannia
Died: 0061 AD

 9 Pontius Pilatus

Pontius Pilatus
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Official
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Abruzzo, Italy
Died: 0039 AD

 10 Livia

Livia
4
Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: January 30, 0058
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 28, 0029

 11 Elagabalus

Elagabalus.
1
Famous As: Emperor of Rome
Birthdate: 0204 AD
Birthplace: Emesa, Syria
Died: March 11, 0222

 12 John the Apostle

John the Apostle.
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD

 13 Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: December 21, 0072

 14 Vespasian

Vespasian.
0
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: November 17, 0009
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falacrine
Died: June 23, 0079

 15 Bartholomew the Apostle

Bartholomew the Apostle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: October 31, 0000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cana

 16 Titus

Titus.
1
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 13, 0081

 17 Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel

 18 Domitian

Domitian.
0
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 18, 0096

 19 Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder.
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0023 AD
Died: 0079 AD

 20 Arminius

Arminius
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0017 AD
Birthplace: Germania
Died: 0021 AD

 21 Matthew the Apostle

Matthew the Apostle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 0074 AD

 22 Josephus

Josephus.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Historian, Scholar
Birthdate: 0037 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0100 AD

 23 Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Roman Consul
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC

 24 Plutarch

Plutarch.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist
Birthdate: 0045 AD
Birthplace: Chaeronea, Greece
Died: 0120 AD

 25 James, brother of Jesus

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

 26 Epictetus

Epictetus.
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0055 AD
Birthplace: Hierapolis, Phrygia, Turkey
Died: 0135 AD

 27 Nerva

Nerva.
1
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: November 8, 0030
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Narni, Italy
Died: January 27, 0098

 28 Julia the Elder

Julia the Elder
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: October 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0014 AD

 29 Salome

Salome.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Religious Figure
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Judea

 30 Germanicus

Germanicus.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019

 31 Galba

Galba.
0
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 24, 0003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terracina, Italy
Died: January 15, 0069

 32 Luke the Evangelist

Luke the Evangelist
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Antioch, Turkey
Died: February 29, 0084

 33 Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina the Younger.
0
Famous As: Roman Empress
Birthdate: November 6, 0015
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
Died: March 23, 0059

 34 Simon the Zealot

Simon the Zealot
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cana, Judea
Died: 0069 AD

 35 Herod Antipas

Herod Antipas.
2
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Judea
Died: 0039 AD

 36 Vitellius

Vitellius
2
Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 22, 0069

 37 Andrew the Apostle

Andrew the Apostle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060

 38 Otho

Otho.
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: April 28, 0032
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferentium, Italy
Died: April 16, 0069

 39 Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Died: 0034 AD

 40 Hezekiah

Hezekiah.
1
Famous As: King of Judah
Birthdate: 0739 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0687 BC

 41 Nero Claudius Drusus

Nero Claudius Drusus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Roman Politician
Birthdate: January 14, 0038
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 14, 0009

 42 Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Roman Syria
Died: 0108 AD

 43 Mary in Islam

Mary in Islam
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0018 AD
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel; Judea, Israel; Roman Empire, Ancient Rome
Died: 0033 AD

 44 Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Cyrene, Pentapolis of North Africa, according to Coptic tradition
Died: April 25, 0068

 45 Octavia the Younger

Octavia the Younger
0
Famous As: Wife of Mark Antony
Birthdate: 0069 AD
Birthplace: Nola, Italy
Died: 0011 AD

 46 Barnabas

Barnabas
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Salamis, Cyprus
Died: 0061 AD

 47 Tiruvalluvar

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

 48 Samaritan woman at the well

Samaritan woman at the well
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Samaria, Israel
Died: 0066 AD

 49 Philip the Apostle

Philip the Apostle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Apostle
Birthdate: 0003 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Israel
Died: 0080 AD

 50 Pliny the Younger

Pliny the Younger.
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Lawyer
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD