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

HadrianHadrian
24 January 0076, Italian
Roman Emperor

TrajanTrajan
18 September 0053, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

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

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155, Chinese
Chinese warlord

Zhuge LiangZhuge Liang
0181 AD, Chinese
Military Strategist, Inventor
Antoninus PiusAntoninus Pius
19 September 0086, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

PertinaxPertinax
01 August 0126, Ancient Roman
Military Leader
OrigenOrigen
0184 AD, Egyptian
Theologian

GalenGalen
0130 AD, Greek
Physician

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111, Greek, Turkish
Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover

TacitusTacitus
0056 AD, Ancient Roman
Historian

Gaius MariusGaius Marius
0157 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman General
TertullianTertullian
0160 AD, Tunisian
 

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

Tiberius GracchusTiberius Gracchus
0165 BC, Ancient Roman
Military Leader
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
 

TerenceTerence
0185 BC, Tunisian
Playwright
HimikoHimiko
0175 AD, Japanese
Queen

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Dong ZhuoDong Zhuo
0138 AD, Chinese
Warlord
Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana
0015 AD, Greek, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

ArrianArrian
0086 AD, Greek
Greek historian

Apollodorus of DamascusApollodorus of Damascus
0050 AD, Ancient Roman
Greek Engineer
Judah ha-NasiJudah ha-Nasi
0135 AD, Palestinian
Rabbi
Zhang DaolingZhang Daoling
0034 AD, Chinese
Religious leader

Baldwin VBaldwin V
31 July 1177, Palestinian
King

Fan ZhongyanFan Zhongyan
05 September 0989, Chinese
Poet

Julia Avita MamaeaJulia Avita Mamaea
0180 AD, Syrian
Noble Woman
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