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
(Roman Emperor)

31 August 0012

Ancient Roman

NeroNero
(Emperor of Rome)

15 December 0037

Ancient Roman

David BenioffDavid Benioff
(TV Producer)

25 September 1970

American

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)

Israeli

Herod the GreatHerod the Great
(King of Judea)

0073 BC

Jordanian,Palestinian

BoudicaBoudica
(Queen of the Iceni Tribe)

0030 AD

British

TrajanTrajan
(Roman Emperor)

18 September 0053

Ancient Roman

VespasianVespasian
(Roman Emperor)

17 November 0009

Ancient Roman

TitusTitus
(Roman Emperor)

30 December 0039

Ancient Roman

Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
(Philosopher)

0023 AD

Ancient Roman

DomitianDomitian
(Roman Emperor)

24 October 0051

Ancient Roman

JosephusJosephus
(Historian, Scholar)

0037 AD

Israeli,Italian

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Agrippina the YoungerAgrippina the Younger
(Roman Empress)

06 November 0015

Ancient Roman

PlutarchPlutarch
(Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist)

0045 AD

Greek,Ancient Roman

Jesus ChristJesus Christ
(Founder of Christianity)

Ancient Roman

DemocritusDemocritus
(Philosopher)

0460 BC

Greek

Pliny the YoungerPliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)

0061 AD

Italian,Turkish

Hero of AlexandriaHero of Alexandria
(Inventor, Mathematician)

0010 AD

Egyptian,Greek

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JuvenalJuvenal
(Poet)

0055 AD

Italian

St Paul St Paul
(Religious Preacher)

0005 AD

Italian,Turkish

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
(Roman statesman)

29 February 0004

Spanish,Ancient Roman

SaulSaul
(Apostles, King)

1080 BC

NervaNerva
(politician)

08 November 0030

Italian,Ancient Roman

EpictetusEpictetus
(Philosopher)

0050 AD

Greek,Turkish

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Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana

Italian,Turkish,Ancient Roman

PetroniusPetronius
(Author)

0027 AD

French,Ancient Roman

Zhang HengZhang Heng
(cartographer, mathematician, astronomer, anthropologist, mechanical engineer, philosopher)

0078 AD

Chinese

StatiusStatius
(poet)

0045 AD

Italian,Ancient Roman

Adam de la HalleAdam de la Halle
(composer, writer, poet, trouvère)

1220 AD

French

Publius Cornelius TacitusPublius Cornelius Tacitus
(Historian)

0056 AD

French,Ancient Roman