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, Italian
Roman Emperor

Saint PeterSaint Peter
0001 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

BoudicaBoudica
0030 AD, British
Queen of the Iceni Tribe

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 , Israeli
Betrayer of Jesus

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC, Greek
Philosopher
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

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
 , Israeli
Saint
VespasianVespasian
17 November 0009, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
0023 AD, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

TitusTitus
30 December 0039, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

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, &

TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian

EpictetusEpictetus
0055 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher

SalomeSalome
 
Religious Figure
OthoOtho
28 April 0032, Ancient Roman
Emperor

NervaNerva
08 November 0030, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
06 November 0015, Ancient Roman
Roman Empress

GalbaGalba
24 December 0003, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

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

Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
 , Israeli
Ruler
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

ParmenidesParmenides
0515 BC, Greek
Philosopher

GermanicusGermanicus
24 May 0015, Italian
Roman General
Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa
0064 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman Consul

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

Mark the EvangelistMark the Evangelist
0005 AD, Libyan
Author

PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD, Turkish
Saint

Jesus ChristJesus Christ
 
Founder of Christianity
Gaius Cassius LonginusGaius Cassius Longinus
03 October 0085, Italian
Roman General
Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
0061 AD, Italian, Turkish
Author, Lawyer

Pope Clement IPope Clement I
0035 AD, Italian
Religious Leader

CaiaphasCaiaphas
0014 BC, Ancient Roman
High priest

AshurbanipalAshurbanipal
0685 BC, Iraqi
Last Great Ruler of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
LucretiusLucretius
15 October 0099, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

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

Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD, Israeli
Religious Leader

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC, Greek
Pericles’ Lover

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

JesusJesus
0004 AD, Ancient Roman
Preacher
Mark AntonyMark Antony
14 January 0083, Ancient Roman
Politician

Jude the ApostleJude the Apostle
Ancient Roman
Apostle

SaulSaul
1080 BC
Apostles, King
Matthew the ApostleMatthew the Apostle
Israeli
Saint

Bartholomew the ApostleBartholomew the Apostle
31 October 0000, Israeli
Saint
Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist
Greek, Ancient Roman
Evangelist

ArminiusArminius
0017 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman general

VitelliusVitellius
24 September 0015, Italian
Emperor

BarnabasBarnabas
Cypriot
Author

Samaritan woman at the wellSamaritan woman at the well
Israeli
Saint
LiviaLivia
30 January 0058, Ancient Roman
Empress

Sarah BakerSarah Baker
30 June 0000, American
Actress

KanishkaKanishka
0078 AD, Indian, Pakistani
King

Pope LinusPope Linus
0010 AD, Italian
Pope
Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
Israeli
Apostle

Julia the ElderJulia the Elder
30 October 0039, Ancient Roman
Noblewoman
PhiloPhilo
0020 AD, Egyptian
Philosopher

GamalielGamaliel
31 October 0000, Israeli
Teacher

Nero Claudius DrususNero Claudius Drusus
14 January 0038, Ancient Roman
Roman Politician
Poppaea SabinaPoppaea Sabina
0030 AD, Italian
Empress

CatullusCatullus
0084 BC, Ancient Roman
Poet
Arsinoe IV of EgyptArsinoe IV of Egypt
0068 AD, Egyptian
Queen

Octavia the YoungerOctavia the Younger
0069 AD, Ancient Roman
Wife of Mark Antony

Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD, Greek, Ancient Roman
Philosopher
HerodiasHerodias
0015 AD, Israeli
Queen of Galilee

Adam de la HalleAdam de la Halle
1220 AD, French
composer, writer, poet, trouvère
Saint VeronicaSaint Veronica
Ancient Roman
Saint

SilasSilas
Greek
Prophet

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

Publius Clodius PulcherPublius Clodius Pulcher
30 November 0093, Ancient Roman
Politician
Marcion of SinopeMarcion of Sinope
0085 AD, Greek
Theologian
Tigranes the GreatTigranes the Great
0140 BC, Armenian
King

PetroniusPetronius
0027 AD, French, Ancient Roman
Author

CaratacusCaratacus
0015 AD, British
Military Commander

Rabbi AkivaRabbi Akiva
0050 AD, Israeli
Scholar
Saint AndrewSaint Andrew
0005 AD, Ancient Roman
Apostle

QuintilianQuintilian
0035 AD, Italian
Rhetorician

ArrianArrian
0086 AD, Greek
Greek historian

Pope AnacletusPope Anacletus
Greek, Italian
Pope

Gnaeus Julius AgricolaGnaeus Julius Agricola
13 June 0040, French, Ancient Roman
General
Herod Agrippa IIHerod Agrippa II
0027 AD, Italian
King of Chalcis

Cai LunCai Lun
0050 AD, Chinese
Inventor
Saint TitusSaint Titus
Greek
Bishop

Juba IIJuba II
0048 AD, Ancient Roman
King of Numidia
Sextus PompeySextus Pompey
0067 AD, Ancient Roman
Military leader
Zhang HengZhang Heng
0078 AD, Chinese
cartographer, mathematician, astronomer,