Famous People Of The 1st Century

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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 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)
Jesus Christ
57
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD
 2 
Cleopatra
(Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt (51 - 30 BC))
Cleopatra
78
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030
 3 
Julius Caesar
(Roman dictator)
Julius Caesar
58
Birthdate: 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044
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 4 
St Paul
(Religious Preacher)
St Paul
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: 0065 AD
 5 
Nero
(Roman Emperor)
Nero
33
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068
 6 
Caligula
(Roman Emperor (37-41 AD))
Caligula
33
Birthdate: August 31, 0012
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: January 24, 0041
 7 
Judas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)
Judas Iscariot
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 0033 AD
 8 
Saint Peter
(First Bishop of Rome and One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ)
Saint Peter
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Bethsaida
 9 
Cicero
(One of Rome's Greatest Orators of Politics and Prose Stylists)
Cicero
20
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 3, 0106
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arpino, Italy
Died: December 7, 0043
 10 
Tiberius
(Roman Emperor (14-37))
Tiberius
8
Birthdate: November 16, 0042
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 16, 0037
 11 
Claudius
(Roman Emperor (41-54))
Claudius
15
Birthdate: August 1, 0010
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: October 13, 0054
 12 
Spartacus
(Thracian Gladiator)
Spartacus
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0111 BC
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: 0071 BC
 13 
Boudica
(Queen of the Iceni Tribe)
Boudica
8
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Birthplace: Britannia
Died: 0061 AD
 14 
John The Baptist
(Jewish Prophet & Christian Saint)
John The Baptist
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Herodian Tetrarchy, Roman Empire
Died: 0030 AD
 15 
Pontius Pilate
(Roman official who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus)
Pontius Pilate
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Roman Empire
 16 
Pompey
(Roman General)
Pompey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 0106
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Picenum
Died: September 28, 0048
 17 
Trajan
(Roman Emperor)
Trajan
10
Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: August 8, 0117
 18 
Virgil
(Poet)
Virgil
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 0070
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cisalpine Gaul
Died: September 21, 0019
 19 
Titus
(Roman Emperor)
Titus
9
Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 13, 0081
 20 
John the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus)
John the Apostle
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD
 21 
Vespasian
(Roman Emperor (69-79))
Vespasian
7
Birthdate: November 18, 0009
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falacrine
Died: June 23, 0079
 22 
Pliny the Elder
(Philosopher, Writer)
Pliny the Elder
2
Birthdate: 0023 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0079 AD
 23 
Thomas the Apostle
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: December 21, 0072
 24 
Domitian
(Roman Emperor)
Domitian
4
Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 18, 0096
 25 
Herod the Great
(King of Judea)
Herod the Great
6
Birthdate: November 30, 0072
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edom
Died: 0004 BC
 26 
Marcus Licinius Crassus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0115 BC
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0053 BC
 27 
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
9
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: April 12, 0065
 28 
Plutarch
(Philosopher, Biographer)
Plutarch
3
Birthdate: 0046 AD
Birthplace: Chaeronea, Greece
Died: 0119 AD
 29 
Saint Stephen
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0034 AD
 30 
Jude the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament)
Jude the Apostle
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
 31 
Horace
(Roman poet)
Horace
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 0065
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venosa, Italy
Died: November 27, 0008
 32 
Josephus
(Historian)
Josephus
2
Birthdate: 0037 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0100 AD
 33 
Mark the Evangelist
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0012 AD
Birthplace: Shahat, Libya
Died: April 25, 0068
 34 
Galba
(Roman Emperor)
Galba
3
Birthdate: December 24, 0003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terracina, Italy
Died: January 15, 0069
 35 
Hero of Alexandria
(Mathematician)
Hero of Alexandria
24
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0070 AD
 36 
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
 37 
Pliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)
Pliny the Younger
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD
 38 
Nerva
(Roman Emperor)
Nerva
3
Birthdate: November 8, 0030
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Narni, Italy
Died: January 27, 0098
 39 
Epictetus
(Philosopher)
Epictetus
0
Birthdate: 0050 AD
Birthplace: Hierapolis Ancient City, Turkey
Died: 0135 AD
 40 
Polycarp
(Martyr)
Polycarp
4
Birthdate: 0069 AD
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey
Died: February 23, 0155
 41 
Germanicus
(Roman General)
Germanicus
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019
 42 
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC
 43 
Ignatius of Antioch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthplace: Roman Syria
Died: 0140 AD
James, brother of Jesus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Nazareth
Died: 0062 AD
 45 
Vitellius
(Roman emperor)
Vitellius
4
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 20, 0069
 46 
Andrew the Apostle
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060
 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
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0001 AD
Birthplace: Judea
Died: 0080 AD
 50 
Pope Clement I
0
Birthdate: 0035 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0099 AD