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

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 , Israeli
Betrayer of Jesus

Herod the GreatHerod the Great
0073 BC, Jordanian, Palestinian
King of Judea

BoudicaBoudica
0030 AD, British
Queen of the Iceni Tribe

TrajanTrajan
18 September 0053, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
0023 AD, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
06 November 0015, Ancient Roman
Roman Empress

VespasianVespasian
17 November 0009, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

TitusTitus
30 December 0039, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
JosephusJosephus
0037 AD, Israeli, Italian
Historian, Scholar

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

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

DemocritusDemocritus
0460 BC, Greek
Philosopher
Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
0010 AD, Egyptian, Greek
Inventor, Mathematician

Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
0061 AD, Italian, Turkish
Author, Lawyer
JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD, Italian
Poet

St Paul St Paul
0005 AD, Italian, Turkish
Religious Preacher

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
29 February 0004, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Roman statesman
SaulSaul
1080 BC
Apostles, King

EpictetusEpictetus
0050 AD, Greek, Turkish
Philosopher
NervaNerva
08 November 0030, Italian, Ancient Roman
politician

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
Zhang HengZhang Heng
0078 AD, Chinese
cartographer, mathematician, astronomer,
StatiusStatius
0045 AD, Italian, Ancient Roman
poet

Publius Cornelius TacitusPublius Cornelius Tacitus
0056 AD, French, Ancient Roman
Historian