Famous 2nd Century Historical Personalities

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 1 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar
67
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
24
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.

 3 Hannibal

Hannibal
11
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 0247 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0184 BC
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 4 Trajan

Trajan
8
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 Hadrian

Hadrian
7
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.

 6 Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus
5
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: April 11, 0145
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leptis Magna, Libya
Died: February 4, 0211
Roman emperor Septimius Severus reigned from 193 to 211. He worked in the senate under Marcus Aurelius and gained strength following the death of Pertinax. He killed incumbent emperor Didius Julianus and annexed many kingdoms, such as Osroene. While on an invasion of Scotland, he died of an infectious disease.

 7 Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius
7
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.
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 8 Commodus

Commodus
17
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.

 9 Liu Bei

Liu Bei
4
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.

 10 Queen Himiko

Queen Himiko
3
Famous As: Queen of Japan
Birthdate: 0170 AD
Birthplace: Yamatai, Japan
Died: 0248 AD

Queen Himiko was a shamaness-queen who reigned over Yamataikoku from 189 AD until her death in 248 AD. Over the years, Queen Himiko has been depicted in several graphic novels, anime, and video games across Japan. She is also depicted in video games as a tyrant or sorceress with sexually revealing clothing.

 11 Didius Julianus

Didius Julianus
3
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.

 12 Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus
5
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.

 13 Lucilla

Lucilla
3
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: March 7, 0150
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0182 AD

 14 Macrinus

Macrinus
5
Famous As: Roman emperor
Birthdate: 0164 AD
Birthplace: Caesarea of Mauretania
Died: May 31, 0218

 15 Annia Galeria Faustina

Annia Galeria Faustina
5
Famous As: Roman patrician
Birthdate: September 21, 0130
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Roman Empire
Died: 0175 AD

 16 Kanishka

Kanishka
3
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0078 AD
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: 0144 AD

 17 Tigranes the Great

Tigranes the Great
3
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0140 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0055 BC

 18 Baldwin V

Baldwin V
3
Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 31, 1177
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Israel
Died: July 31, 1186

 19 Jugurtha

Jugurtha
2
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Cirta, Algeria
Died: 0104 AD

 20 Thalia

Thalia
2
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 21 Duṭṭhagāmaṇī

Duṭṭhagāmaṇī
2
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Died: 0137 AD

 22 Cleopatra Selene of Syria

Cleopatra Selene of Syria
2
Famous As: Queen regnant
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0069 AD

 23 Masinissa

Masinissa
2
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0238 AD
Birthplace: Mascula, Algeria
Died: 0148 AD

 24 Ptolemy VIII Physcon

Ptolemy VIII Physcon
2
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0184 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: June 28, 0116

 25 Demetrius I of Bactria

Demetrius I of Bactria
4
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0222 AD
Birthplace: Bactria, Afghanistan
Died: 0180 AD

 26 Empress Lü

Empress Lü
2
Famous As: Empress of Han dynasty
Birthdate: 0241 AD
Birthplace: China
Died: August 18, 0180

 27 Emperor Jing of Han

Emperor Jing of Han
2
Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0188 AD
Birthplace: Taiyuan, China
Died: March 9, 0141

 28 Mithridates I of Parthia

Mithridates I of Parthia
2
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0195 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0132 BC

 29 Cornelia

Cornelia
1
Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0110 AD

 30 Iaso

Iaso
1
Famous As: Goddess
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 31 Julia Maesa

Julia Maesa
1
Famous As: Roman aristocrat
Birthdate: May 7, 0160
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Homs Emesa, Roman Syria Syria
Died: 0224 AD

 32 Pompeia Plotina

Pompeia Plotina
1
Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: 0065 AD
Birthplace: Escacena del Campo, Spain
Died: 0121 AD

 33 Ptolemy IX Lathyros

Ptolemy IX Lathyros
1
Famous As: King
Birthdate: February 18, 0142
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: November 30, 0081

 34 Eucratides

Eucratides
1
Famous As: king of Bactria
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Central Asia
Died: 0145 AD

 35 Cleopatra Thea

Cleopatra Thea
1
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0164 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0121 AD

 36 Sasan

Sasan
1
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 37 Elisiv of Kiev

Elisiv of Kiev
1
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1025 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1067 AD

 38 Artaxias I

Artaxias I
1
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0230 AD
Birthplace: Orontid dynasty, Armenia
Died: 0160 AD

 39 Cleopatra II

Cleopatra II
1
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0185 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0116 BC

 40 Attalus III

Attalus III
1
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0170 BC
Birthplace: Pergamon, Turkey
Died: 0133 BC

 41 Berenice III of Egypt

Berenice III of Egypt
0
Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 0114 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: March 31, 0080

 42 Drusilla of Mauretania the Younger

Drusilla of Mauretania the Younger
1
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0038 AD
Birthplace: Cherchell, Algeria
Died: 0073 AD

 43 Phraates IV

Phraates IV
0
Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0002 AD

 44 Artabanus IV of Parthia

Artabanus IV of Parthia
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0191 AD
Birthplace: Parthian Empire, Iran
Died: March 31, 0224

 45 Cleopatra of Pontus

Cleopatra of Pontus
0
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Pontus
Died: 0058 AD

 46 Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator

Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0145 AD

 47 Vologases III of Parthia

Vologases III of Parthia
0
Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0147 AD

 48 Bocchus I

Bocchus I
0
Famous As: King of Mauretania
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mauretania

 49 Wiman of Gojoseon

Wiman of Gojoseon
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Yan

 50 Vologases V

Vologases V
0
Famous As: King of Parthia
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0208 AD