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, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome

Saint PeterSaint Peter
0001 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 , Israeli
Betrayer of Jesus

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

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC, Greek
Philosopher

VespasianVespasian
17 November 0009, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
0023 AD, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

ElagabalusElagabalus
0204 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome
Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
06 November 0015, Ancient Roman
Roman Empress

TitusTitus
30 December 0039, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD, Israeli, Italian
Historian, Scholar
SalomeSalome
 
Religious Figure

DomitianDomitian
24 October 0051, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
Jesus ChristJesus Christ
 
Founder of Christianity

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

GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015, Italian
Roman General
Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
 , Israeli
Ruler

GalbaGalba
24 December 0003, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian

Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

OthoOtho
28 April 0032, Ancient Roman
Emperor

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher
NervaNerva
08 November 0030, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0064 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Consul

Mark the EvangelistMark the Evangelist
0005 AD, Libyan
Author

JosiahJosiah
0648 BC, Israeli
King of Judah

Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General
Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
0061 AD, Italian, Turkish
Author, Lawyer

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HezekiahHezekiah
0739 BC, Israeli
King of Judah

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD, Egyptian, Greek
Inventor, Mathematician

ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC, Greek
Philosopher

PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD, Turkish
Saint
Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius of Antioch
15 May 0035, Ancient Roman
Religious Leader

Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD, Italian
Religious Leader
AshurbanipalAshurbanipal
0685 BC, Iraqi
Last Great Ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC, Greek
Pericles’ Lover

JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD, Italian
Poet
St Paul St Paul
0005 AD, Italian, Turkish
Religious Preacher

SaulSaul
1080 BC
Apostles, King
Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
Italian, Turkish, Ancient Roman
 

Adam de la HalleAdam de la Halle
1220 AD, French
composer, writer, poet, trouvère

PetroniusPetronius
0027 AD, French, Ancient Roman
Author

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

Gnaeus Julius AgricolaGnaeus Julius Agricola
13 June 0040, French, Ancient Roman
General
Zhang HengZhang Heng
0078 AD, Chinese
cartographer, mathematician, astronomer,

Apollodorus of DamascusApollodorus of Damascus
0050 AD, Ancient Roman
Greek Engineer

StatiusStatius
0045 AD, Italian, Ancient Roman
poet

Gnaeus Domitius CorbuloGnaeus Domitius Corbulo
0007 AD, Romanian
General
PeribsenPeribsen
0000 AD
King of Egypt

Al-MaʾmūnAl-Maʾmūn
14 September 0786, Iraqi
Caliph of Baghdad