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 
Julius Caesar
(Roman General and Statesman)
Julius Caesar
70
Birthdate: 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044
 2 
Cleopatra
(Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt (51 - 30 BC))
Cleopatra
94
Birthdate: 0069 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 31, 0030
 3 
Nero
(Roman Emperor)
Nero
44
Birthdate: December 15, 0037
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: June 9, 0068
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 4 
Caligula
(Roman Emperor From 37 AD to 41 AD)
Caligula
45
Birthdate: August 31, 0012
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anzio, Italy
Died: January 24, 0041
 5 
Saint Peter
(First Bishop of Rome and One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ)
Saint Peter
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0001 BC
Birthplace: Bethsaida
Died: 0065 AD
 6 
Cicero
(One of Rome's Greatest Orators of Politics and Prose Stylists)
Cicero
28
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 3, 0106
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arpino, Italy
Died: December 7, 0043
 7 
Tiberius
(Roman Emperor from 14 CE to 37 CE)
Tiberius
12
Birthdate: November 16, 0042
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 16, 0037
 8 
Mary Magdalene
(Disciple of Jesus Who was a Witness to His Crucifixion and Resurrection)
Mary Magdalene
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Magdala, Israel
 9 
Jesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity Who is Believed to be the Incarnation of God )
Jesus Christ
74
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0004 AD
Birthplace: Judea, Roman Empire
Died: 0033 AD
 10 
Saint Joseph
(Saint and Legal Father of Jesus)
Saint Joseph
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0030 BC
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: 0020 AD
 11 
Claudius
(4th Roman Emperor Who Ruled from AD 41 to 54)
Claudius
21
Birthdate: August 1, 0010
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: October 13, 0054
 12 
Spartacus
(Thracian Gladiator and One of the Escaped Slave Leaders in the Third Servile War)
Spartacus
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0103 BC
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: 0071 BC
 13 
Boudica
(Queen of the Iceni Tribe of Celtic Britons)
Boudica
9
Birthdate: 0030 AD
Birthplace: Britannia
Died: 0061 AD
 14 
Trajan
(Roman Emperor)
Trajan
12
Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: August 8, 0117
 15 
Pontius Pilate
(5th Governor of the Roman Province of Judaea)
Pontius Pilate
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Roman Empire
 16 
Pompey
(Roman General and Statesman)
Pompey
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 0106
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Picenum
Died: September 28, 0048
 17 
Virgil
(Ancient Roman Poet of the Augustan Period)
Virgil
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 0070
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cisalpine Gaul
Died: September 21, 0019
 18 
Titus
(Roman Emperor)
Titus
11
Birthdate: December 30, 0039
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 13, 0081
 19 
John the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus)
John the Apostle
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0006 AD
Birthplace: Bethsaida, Galilee, Roman Empire
Died: 0100 AD
 20 
Vespasian
(Roman Emperor Who Reigned from AD 69 to 79)
Vespasian
8
Birthdate: November 18, 0009
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falacrine
Died: June 23, 0079
 21 
Domitian
(Roman Emperor)
Domitian
4
Birthdate: October 24, 0051
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 18, 0096
 22 
Pliny the Elder
(Roman Author, Natural Philosopher and Army Commander)
Pliny the Elder
2
Birthdate: 0023 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0079 AD
 23 
St Paul
(Christian Apostle Who Was Regarded as One of the Most Important Figures of the Apostolic Age)
St Paul
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Tarsus, Turkey
Died: 0065 AD
 24 
Marcus Licinius Crassus
(Roman General and Statesman)
Marcus Licinius Crassus
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0115 AD
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0053 AD
 25 
Plutarch
(Greek Middle Platonist Philosopher, Historian, Biographer and Priest)
Plutarch
4
Birthdate: 0046 AD
Birthplace: Chaeronea, Greece
Died: 0119 AD
 26 
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Roman Stoic Philosopher, Statesman and Dramatist)
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
15
Birthdate: 0004 BC
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 0065 AD
 27 
Josephus
(Romano-Jewish Historian and Military Leader)
Josephus
2
Birthdate: 0037 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0100 AD
 28 
Horace
(Leading Roman Lyric Poet During the Time of Augustus)
Horace
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 0065
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venosa, Italy
Died: November 27, 0008
 29 
Mark the Evangelist
(Christian Saint Who Founded the Episcopal See of Alexandria)
Mark the Evangelist
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0012 AD
Birthplace: Shahat, Libya
Died: 0068 AD
 30 
Galba
(Roman Emperor)
Galba
4
Birthdate: December 24, 0003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terracina, Italy
Died: January 15, 0069
 31 
Nerva
(Roman Emperor)
Nerva
3
Birthdate: November 8, 0030
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Narni, Italy
Died: January 27, 0098
 32 
Jude the Apostle
(One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament)
Jude the Apostle
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0001 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: 0062 AD
 33 
Hero of Alexandria
(Greek Mathematician and Engineer)
Hero of Alexandria
29
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0010 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0070 AD
 34 
Judas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)
Judas Iscariot
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 0033 AD
 35 
Agrippina the Younger
(Roman Empress (49 - 54))
Agrippina the Younger
2
Birthdate: November 6, 0015
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
Died: March 23, 0059
 36 
Herod the Great
(King of Judaea from 37 BC to 4 BC)
Herod the Great
12
Birthdate: November 30, 0072
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edom
Died: 0004 BC
 37 
Pliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)
Pliny the Younger
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD
 38 
Germanicus
(Roman General)
Germanicus
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 10, 0019
 39 
Luke the Evangelist
(Greek Evangelist)
Luke the Evangelist
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0016 AD
Birthplace: Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
Died: 0084 AD
 40 
Epictetus
(Greek Stoic Philosopher)
Epictetus
0
Birthdate: 0050 AD
Birthplace: Hierapolis Ancient City, Turkey
Died: 0135 AD
 41 
Ignatius of Antioch
(Syrian Bishop)
Ignatius of Antioch
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Roman Syria
Died: 0108 AD
 42 
John The Baptist
(Jewish Prophet and Christian Saint)
John The Baptist
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Herodian Tetrarchy, Roman Empire
Died: 0030 AD
 43 
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC
 44 
Vitellius
(Roman emperor)
Vitellius
4
Birthdate: September 24, 0015
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 20, 0069
 45 
Andrew the Apostle
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0005 AD
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: November 30, 0060
 46 
Livy
(Roman Historian)
Livy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0059 BC
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: 0017 BC
 47 
Thomas the Apostle
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Galilee, Israel
Died: December 21, 0072
 48 
Matthew the Apostle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: 0074 AD
 49 
Otho
(Emperor)
Otho
12
Birthdate: April 28, 0032
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ferentium, Italy
Died: April 16, 0069
 50 
Hezekiah
(King of Judah)
Hezekiah
3
Birthdate: 0739 BC
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0687 BC