Famous People Of The 2nd Century
The 2nd century saw the Roman Empire expand exponentially under the emperor Trajan who is listed in the annals of history as one of the most influential personalities of the time. The period also saw the reign and death of the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. The prominent Chinese scholar Cai Yong lived during this era, as did Nagarjuna, the founder of Madhyamaka Buddhism. The period was significant from a literary point of view as well with important writers like Aulus Gellius, Chariton, and Juvenal enriching the world with their works. Check out this section to know more about the famous people of the 2nd century.
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar
13 July 0100, Ancient Roman
Former Roman dictator
CommodusCommodus
31 August 0161, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius
26 April 0121, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

TrajanTrajan
18 September 0053, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

HadrianHadrian
24 January 0076, Italian
Roman Emperor

Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD, Chinese
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Septimius SeverusSeptimius Severus
11 April 0145, Libyan
Roman Emperor

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD, Chinese
Military Strategist, Inventor

GalenGalen
0130 AD, Greek
Physician

Antoninus PiusAntoninus Pius
19 September 0086, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor
PertinaxPertinax
01 August 0126, Ancient Roman
Military Leader

OrigenOrigen
0184 AD, Egyptian
Theologian
TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155, Chinese
Chinese warlord

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111, Greek, Turkish
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover
TertullianTertullian
0160 AD, Tunisian
 

Gaius MariusGaius Marius
0157 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman General
Didius JulianusDidius Julianus
02 February 0137, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

IrenaeusIrenaeus
0130 AD, Turkish, Ancient Roman
Bishop

Mithridates VI of PontusMithridates VI of Pontus
0135 BC, Turkish
King of Pontus
Justin MartyrJustin Martyr
0100 AD, Palestinian
Christian Apologist

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
0234 BC, Ancient Roman
Historian
PolycarpPolycarp
0069 AD, Turkish
Saint

NagarjunaNagarjuna
0150 AD, Indian
Philosopher

Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy
0090 AD, Ancient Roman
Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician

Queen HimikoQueen Himiko
0170 AD, Japanese
Queen of Japan
PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD, Egyptian
Writer
Guan YuGuan Yu
Chinese, Kosovar
 

HimikoHimiko
0175 AD, Japanese
Queen

Dong ZhuoDong Zhuo
0138 AD, Chinese
Warlord

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun
Apollodorus of DamascusApollodorus of Damascus
0050 AD, Ancient Roman
Greek Engineer

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Judah ha-NasiJudah ha-Nasi
0135 AD, Palestinian
Rabbi

Baldwin VBaldwin V
31 July 1177, Palestinian
King

PerpetuaPerpetua
0182 AD, Ancient Roman
Martyr

Rabbi HillelRabbi Hillel
0110 AD, Israeli
Spiritual & Religious Leader
Annia Galeria FaustinaAnnia Galeria Faustina
21 September 0130, Ancient Roman
Roman patrician

Citium ZenoCitium Zeno
30 November 0334, Cypriot
Philosopher