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

Cao CaoCao Cao
18 March 0155, Chinese
Chinese warlord
Liu BeiLiu Bei
0161 AD, Chinese
Founder of the Chinese Shu Han Dynasty

GalenGalen
0130 AD, Greek
Physician

Gaius MariusGaius Marius
0157 BC, Ancient Roman
Roman General

TertullianTertullian
0160 AD, Tunisian
 
Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy
0090 AD, Ancient Roman
Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician

PtolemyPtolemy
0100 AD, Egyptian
Writer
Guan YuGuan Yu
Chinese, Kosovar
 

AntinousAntinous
29 November 0111, Greek
Roman emperor

OrigenOrigen
0185 AD, Egyptian
Scholar
IrenaeusIrenaeus
0130 AD, Turkish, Ancient Roman
Bishop

HimikoHimiko
0175 AD, Japanese
Queen