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.

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 1 Julius Caesar

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

 2 Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius.
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 26, 0121
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 17, 0180
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 3 Commodus

Commodus.
2
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: August 31, 0161
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium
Died: December 31, 0192

 4 Lu Bu

Lu Bu.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 0161 AD
Birthplace: Wuyuan Commandery, China
Died: February 7, 0199

 5 Hadrian

Hadrian.
0
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: January 24, 0076
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Italica, Hispania
Died: July 10, 0138

 6 Trajan

Trajan.
4
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: August 8, 0117

 7 Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy.
3
Famous As: Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician
Birthdate: 0090 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0168 AD
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 8 Cao Cao

Cao Cao.
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chinese warlord
Birthdate: March 18, 0155
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bozhou, Anhui, China
Died: March 15, 0220

 9 Guan Yu

Guan Yu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Died: 0219 AD

 10 Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius.
1
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: September 19, 0086
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lanuvium, Italy
Died: March 7, 0161

 11 Antinous

Antinous.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Lover
Birthdate: November 29, 0111
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolu, Turkey
Died: October 30, 0130

 12 Sulla

Sulla
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Dictator
Birthdate: 0138 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0078 BC

 13 Liu Bei

Liu Bei.
0
Famous As: Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty
Birthdate: 0161 AD
Birthplace: Zhuozhou, Baoding, China
Died: June 10, 0223

 14 Tacitus

Tacitus.
0
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0056 AD
Birthplace: Gallia Narbonensis
Died: 0120 AD

 15 Cai Lun

Cai Lun
0
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: 0050 AD
Birthplace: Hunan, China
Died: 0121 AD

 16 Pertinax

Pertinax.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: August 1, 0126
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alba Pompeia, Italy
Died: March 28, 0193

 17 Galen

Galen.
1
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Pergamon, Turkey
Died: 0200 AD

 18 Kanishka

Kanishka
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0078 AD
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: 0144 AD

 19 Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: 0157 BC
Birthplace: Arpinum
Died: January 13, 0086

 20 Patanjali

Patanjali
0
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: 0150 AD

 21 Didius Julianus

Didius Julianus.
1
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: February 2, 0137
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mediolanum
Died: June 1, 0193

 22 Tertullian

Tertullian.
0
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0225 AD

 23 Polycarp

Polycarp.
0
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0069 AD
Birthplace: Smyrna, Turkey
Died: February 23, 0155

 24 Irenaeus

Irenaeus.
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Smyrna
Died: 0202 AD

 25 Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus.
0
Famous As: Roman Emperor
Birthdate: December 15, 0130
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 23, 0169

 26 Dong Zhuo

Dong Zhuo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Warlord
Birthdate: 0138 AD
Birthplace: Min County, Dingxi, China
Died: May 22, 0192

 27 Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Christian Apologist
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Nablus
Died: 0165 AD

 28 Lucilla

Lucilla
0
Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: March 7, 0150
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0182 AD

 29 Macrinus

Macrinus
0
Famous As: Roman emperor
Birthdate: 0164 AD
Birthplace: Caesarea of Mauretania
Died: May 31, 0218

 30 Annia Galeria Faustina

Annia Galeria Faustina
0
Famous As: Roman patrician
Birthdate: September 21, 0130
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Roman Empire
Died: 0175 AD

 31 Hillel the Elder

Hillel the Elder
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Jewish scholar
Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Babylonia

 32 Charaka

Charaka
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: 0200 AD

 33 Clement of Alexandria

Clement of Alexandria
0
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0150 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0215 AD

 34 Tiberius Gracchus

Tiberius Gracchus.
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 0165 BC
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0133 BC

 35 Sima Qian

Sima Qian
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0145 BC
Birthplace: Hejin, Yuncheng, China
Died: 0086 AD

 36 Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0015 AD
Birthplace: Tyana, Turkey
Died: 0100 AD

 37 Baldwin V

Baldwin V
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: July 31, 1177
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Israel
Died: July 31, 1186

 38 Héloïse

Héloïse
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: French nun
Birthdate: 1101 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 16, 1164

 39 Montanus

Montanus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 40 Marcion of Sinope

Marcion of Sinope
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0085 AD
Birthplace: Sinop, Turkey
Died: 0160 AD

 41 Ceto

Ceto
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Daughter of Pontus
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 42 Simon bar Kokhba

Simon bar Kokhba
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0135 AD

 43 Terence

Terence
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: 0185 BC
Birthplace: Carthage, Tunisia
Died: 0159 BC

 44 Tigranes the Great

Tigranes the Great
0
Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0140 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0055 BC

 45 Arrian

Arrian
0
Famous As: Greek historian
Birthdate: 0086 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia
Died: 0146 AD

 46 Tostig Godwinson

Tostig Godwinson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Earl
Birthdate: 1026 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: September 25, 1066

 47 Herodes Atticus

Herodes Atticus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0101 AD
Birthplace: Marathon, Greece
Died: 0177 AD

 48 Apuleius

Apuleius
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 0125 AD
Birthplace: M’Daourouch, Algeria
Died: 0170 AD

 49 Aśvaghoṣa

Aśvaghoṣa
0
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0080 AD
Birthplace: Ayodhya, India
Died: 0150 AD

 50 Valentinus

Valentinus
0
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0100 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0160 AD