Famous 2nd Century Emperors & Kings

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 1 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar.
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Famous As: Former Roman dictator
Birthdate: July 13, 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044

Julius Caesar is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and played an important role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He assumed control of the government after a civil war. He was assassinated by rebel senators on the Ides of March, 44 BC.

 2 Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 26, 0121
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 17, 0180

Marcus Aurelius played an important role in the Roman Empire. A Stoic philosopher, Marcus was part of the Five Good Emperors and the last emperor of the Pax Romana—a 200-year-long period of relative peace in the Roman Empire. Also a writer, his work Meditations is regarded by many as one of the greatest works of philosophy.

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 3 Hadrian

Hadrian.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: January 24, 0076
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Italica, Hispania
Died: July 10, 0138
Hadrian was the Roman emperor from 117 to 138. Though he was married to Vibia Sabina, he was said to have many male lovers. He reconstructed the Pantheon and built the Temple of Venus and Roma. He also supported military discipline and came to be known as a benevolent dictator.

 4 Trajan

Trajan.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: August 8, 0117

Trajan was the Roman emperor from 98 to 117 CE. Remembered as a successful soldier-emperor, he presided over a great military expansion, leading the Roman Empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. He was the second of the Five Good Emperors and focused on implementing social welfare policies for the benefit of his citizens.

 5 Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: September 19, 0086
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium, Italy
Died: March 7, 0161
Antoninus Pius was the Roman emperor from 138 to 161 and is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors of the Nerva–Antonine dynasty. He was adopted by emperor Hadrian. His reign was marked by peace and the construction of the Antonine Wall. He was largely an efficient ruler.

 6 Commodus

Commodus.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: August 31, 0161
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium
Died: December 31, 0192
Commodus ruled Rome as an emperor, with his father Marcus Aurelius, from 176 till 180, and then as a sole ruler till 192. His rule ended the 200-year peaceful era of Pax Romana. His dictatorial rule was portrayed in films such as Gladiator. He was assassinated by his wrestling partner.

 7 Liu Bei

Liu Bei.
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Famous As: Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Birthdate: 0161 AD
Birthplace: Zhuozhou, Baoding, China
Died: June 10, 0223

Liu Bei was a warlord in the Eastern Han dynasty. He is credited with founding the state of Shu Han. Liu Bei went on to reign as the emperor of Shu Han from 221 until his death in 223. Liu Bei is best remembered for his remarkable skills as a leader and politician. His life has inspired several TV series.

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 8 Didius Julianus

Didius Julianus.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: February 2, 0137
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mediolanum
Died: June 1, 0193
Born into an influential Roman family, Didius Julianus was raised by Marcus Aurelius’s mother, Domitia. As the man who bid the highest in an auction for the throne, he became the Roman emperor, following Pertinax’s murder. However, just after 66 days of rule, he was murdered in his palace.

 9 Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus.
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Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 15, 0130
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 23, 0169

Lucius Verus was the Roman emperor from 161 to 169, alongside his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius. Their succession together marked the first time that the Roman Empire was ruled by multiple emperors. The eldest son of Lucius Aelius Caesar, Verus hailed from the Nerva-Antonine dynasty. He ruled for only a few years before he died of an illness in 169.

 10 Macrinus

Macrinus
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Famous As: Roman emperor
Birthdate: 0164 AD
Birthplace: Caesarea of Mauretania
Died: May 31, 0218

 11 Annia Galeria Faustina

Annia Galeria Faustina
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Famous As: Roman patrician
Birthdate: September 21, 0130
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Roman Empire
Died: 0175 AD

 12 Kanishka

Kanishka
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0078 AD
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: 0144 AD

 13 Tigranes the Great

Tigranes the Great
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0140 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0055 BC

 14 Baldwin V

Baldwin V
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 31, 1177
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Israel
Died: July 31, 1186

 15 Duṭṭhagāmaṇī

Duṭṭhagāmaṇī
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Died: 0137 AD

 16 Ptolemy VIII Physcon

Ptolemy VIII Physcon
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0184 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: June 28, 0116

 17 Emperor Jing of Han

Emperor Jing of Han
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0188 AD
Birthplace: Taiyuan, China
Died: March 9, 0141

 18 Mithridates I of Parthia

Mithridates I of Parthia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0195 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0132 BC

 19 Ptolemy IX Lathyros

Ptolemy IX Lathyros
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 18, 0142
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: November 30, 0081

 20 Sasan

Sasan
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 21 Eucratides

Eucratides
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Famous As: king of Bactria
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Central Asia
Died: 0145 AD

 22 Attalus III

Attalus III
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0170 BC
Birthplace: Pergamon, Turkey
Died: 0133 BC

 23 Phraates IV

Phraates IV
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Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0002 AD

 24 Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator

Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0145 AD

 25 Vologases III of Parthia

Vologases III of Parthia
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Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0147 AD

 26 Bocchus I

Bocchus I
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Famous As: King of Mauretania
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mauretania

 27 Wiman of Gojoseon

Wiman of Gojoseon
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Yan

 28 Deiotarus

Deiotarus
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0105 AD
Birthplace: Galatia, Turkey
Died: 0041 AD

 29 Vologases IV

Vologases IV
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Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0129 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 30 Pacorus II

Pacorus II
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Parthian Empire
Died: 0110 AD

 31 Ptolemy Apion

Ptolemy Apion
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cyrene
Died: 0096 AD

 32 Aristobulus I

Aristobulus I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Israel
Died: November 30, 0103

Aristobulus I was the king of Judaea who reigned from 104 to 103 BCE. Aristobulus, who hailed from the Hasmonean dynasty, was the first Hebrew king to claim the kingship as well as high priesthood title. He is depicted as a cruel king as he killed his brothers and took the throne from his mother, against his late father’s will.  

 33 Phraates III

Phraates III
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0118 AD
Birthplace: Parthia, Iran
Died: 0057 AD

 34 Dharmawangsa

Dharmawangsa
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Java, Indonesia

 35 Artabanus I of Parthia

Artabanus I of Parthia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Parthian Empire, Iran
Died: 0124 AD

 36 Zariadres

Zariadres
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known
Died: 0188 AD