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.
Jesus ChristJesus Christ
 
Founder of Christianity
CaligulaCaligula
31 August 0012, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

NeroNero
15 December 0037, Italian
Roman Emperor

St PaulSt Paul
0005 AD, Italian, Turkish
Religious Preacher

Saint PeterSaint Peter
0001 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 , Israeli
Betrayer of Jesus
BoudicaBoudica
0030 AD, British
Queen of the Iceni Tribe

TrajanTrajan
18 September 0053, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Herod the GreatHerod the Great
0073 BC, Jordanian, Palestinian
King of Judea
ElagabalusElagabalus
0204 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor of Rome

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD, Ancient Roman
One of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
VespasianVespasian
17 November 0009, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
 , Israeli
Saint

TitusTitus
30 December 0039, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
0023 AD, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

DomitianDomitian
24 October 0051, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
JosephusJosephus
0037 AD, Israeli, Italian
Historian, Scholar

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

NervaNerva
08 November 0030, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher
GalbaGalba
24 December 0003, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
06 November 0015, Ancient Roman
Roman Empress
GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015, Italian
Roman General

TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian

SalomeSalome
 
Religious Figure
DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC, Greek
Philosopher

OthoOtho
28 April 0032, Ancient Roman
Emperor
Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
 , Israeli
Ruler

Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0064 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Consul

PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD, Turkish
Saint
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

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

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

Mark the EvangelistMark the Evangelist
0005 AD, Libyan
Author

Ignatius of AntiochIgnatius of Antioch
15 May 0035, Ancient Roman
Religious Leader
Antiochus IV EpiphanesAntiochus IV Epiphanes
0215 BC, Greek
Macedonian Hellenistic King
ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC, Greek
Philosopher

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

CaiaphasCaiaphas
0014 BC, Ancient Roman
High priest

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD, Egyptian, Greek
Inventor, Mathematician
AshurbanipalAshurbanipal
0685 BC, Iraqi
Last Great Ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD, Italian
Religious Leader

Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

LucretiusLucretius
15 October 0099, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC, Greek
Pericles’ Lover
JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD, Italian
Poet

Mark AntonyMark Antony
14 January 0083, Ancient Roman
Politician
Pontius PilatusPontius Pilatus
Italian, Ancient Roman
Official

ArminiusArminius
0017 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman general

Jude the ApostleJude the Apostle
Ancient Roman
Apostle
Matthew the ApostleMatthew the Apostle
Israeli
Saint

VitelliusVitellius
24 September 0015, Italian
Emperor
Bartholomew the ApostleBartholomew the Apostle
31 October 0000, Israeli
Saint

Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Greek, Ancient Roman
Evangelist

Saint AndrewSaint Andrew
0005 AD, Ancient Roman
Apostle

LiviaLivia
30 January 0058, Ancient Roman
Empress

TiruvalluvarTiruvalluvar
Indian
Poet
Mary in IslamMary in Islam
0018 AD, Israeli
Religious leader

KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD, Indian, Pakistani
King

Samaritan woman at the wellSamaritan woman at the well
Israeli
Saint

BarnabasBarnabas
Cypriot
Author
Julia the ElderJulia the Elder
30 October 0039, Ancient Roman
Noblewoman

VestaVesta
Greek
Goddess
Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
Israeli
Apostle

Sarah BakerSarah Baker
30 June 0000, American
Actress

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0003 AD, Israeli
Apostle
Saint VeronicaSaint Veronica
Ancient Roman
Saint

Cleopatra Selene IICleopatra Selene II
0040 AD, Egyptian
Princess
Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD, Italian
Pope

ZechariahZechariah
Palestinian
Prophet

Nero Claudius DrususNero Claudius Drusus
14 January 0038, Ancient Roman
Roman Politician
Octavia the YoungerOctavia the Younger
0069 AD, Ancient Roman
Wife of Mark Antony

Philo of AlexandriaPhilo of Alexandria
0015 BC, Egyptian
Philosopher
CatullusCatullus
0084 BC, Ancient Roman
Poet

GannicusGannicus
Italian
Leader

GamalielGamaliel
31 October 0000, Israeli
Teacher

Poppaea SabinaPoppaea Sabina
0030 AD, Italian
Empress
Publius Clodius PulcherPublius Clodius Pulcher
30 November 0093, Ancient Roman
Politician
Al-MaʾmūnAl-Maʾmūn
14 September 0786, Iraqi
Caliph of Baghdad

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

HerodiasHerodias
0015 AD, Israeli
Queen of Galilee

Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD, Greek, Ancient Roman
Philosopher
King Dongmyeong of GoguryeoKing Dongmyeong of Goguryeo
North Korean
Ruler

SilasSilas
Greek
Prophet

Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD, Greek
Theologian

CaratacusCaratacus
0015 AD, British
Military Commander

Sextus PompeySextus Pompey
0067 AD, Ancient Roman
Military leader
PetroniusPetronius
0027 AD, French, Ancient Roman
Author

St. James the LessSt. James the Less
31 October 0000, Palestinian
Religious Figure
Rabbi AkivaRabbi Akiva
0050 AD, Israeli
Scholar

Gnaeus Julius AgricolaGnaeus Julius Agricola
13 June 0040, French, Ancient Roman
General
Ptolemy PhiladelphusPtolemy Philadelphus
0036 AD, Ancient Roman
Prince
Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
0140 BC, Armenian
King