Famous People Of The 4th Century

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One of the most significant historical figures to emerge during the 4th century was the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. He is credited to have restructured the government, separating civil and military authorities, bringing about a major change in the Roman Empire. In the same century, Samudragupta, the fourth ruler of the Gupta Empire vastly expanded the territories under his rule in the Asian region. It was during the same period that scientists, historians, and philosophers like Hypatia, Iamblichus, and Proclus enriched the world with their inventions and discoveries. This section gives you information about the life and works of famous people of the 4th century.
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 1 
Alexander the Great
(King of Macedonia)
Alexander the Great
44
Birthdate: 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: May 31, 0323
 2 
Aristotle
(One of the Greatest Philosophers and the First Genuine Scientist in History)
Aristotle
14
Birthdate: 0384 AD
Birthplace: Stagira, Greece
Died: 0322 AD
 3 
Plato
(Philosopher)
Plato
11
Birthdate: May 21, 0428
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Classical Athens, Greece
Died: 0348 BC
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 4 
St. Augustine
(Theologian, Philosopher and One of the Most Important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period.)
St. Augustine
17
Birthdate: November 13, 0354
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thagaste
Died: August 28, 0430
 5 
Euclid
(Mathematician)
Euclid
113
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0330 BC
Birthplace: Greece
 6 
Saint George
(Christian martyr, Saint)
Saint George
8
Birthplace: Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: April 23, 0303
 7 
Chandragupta Maurya
(Founder of the Maurya Empire)
Chandragupta Maurya
53
Birthplace: Pataliputra
 8 
Saint Nicholas
(Former Bishop of Myra and Saint)
Saint Nicholas
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 0270
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Patara, Turkey
Died: December 6, 0343
 9 
Hippocrates
(Physician)
Hippocrates
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 0460 BC
Birthplace: Kos, Greece
Died: 0370 BC
 10 
Hypatia
(Philosopher)
Hypatia
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0350 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: February 29, 0415
 11 
Diocletian
(Roman Emperor)
Diocletian
2
Birthdate: December 22, 0244
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salona (now Solin, Croatia)
Died: December 3, 0311
 12 
Democritus
(Philosopher)
Democritus
5
Birthdate: 0460 BC
Birthplace: Abdera, Greece
Died: 0370 BC
 13 
Bindusara
(Second Maurya Emperor)
Bindusara
39
Birthdate: 0320 BC
Died: 0273 BC
 14 
Epicurus
(Ancient Greek Philosopher Who Founded 'Epicureanism;, a Highly Influential School of Philosophy)
Epicurus
2
Birthdate: 0341
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0270 BC
 15 
Aeschylus
(Tragedian)
Aeschylus
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0525 BC
Birthplace: Eleusis, Greece
Died: 0456 BC
 16 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)
Theodosius I
8
Birthdate: January 11, 0347
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: January 17, 0395
 17 
Aristophanes
(Playwright)
Aristophanes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0446 BC
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0386 BC
 18 
Samudragupta
(Ruler of the Gupta Empire (335-375))
Samudragupta
8
Birthdate: 0335 AD
Birthplace: Indraprastha, India
 19 
Roxana
(Wife of Alexander the Great)
Roxana
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Sogdia
Died: 0310 BC
 20 
Jerome
(Christian Priest Best Known for His Translation of Most of the Bible into Latin)
Jerome
4
Birthdate: 0342 AD
Birthplace: Štrigova, Croatia
Died: September 30, 0420
 21 
Alaric I
(King of the Visigoths (395-410))
Alaric I
0
Birthdate: 0370 AD
Birthplace: Peuce Island
Died: 0410 AD
 22 
Saint Lucy
(Saint)
Saint Lucy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0283 AD
Birthplace: Syracuse, Roman Empire
Died: 0304 AD
 23 
Mencius
(Philosopher)
Mencius
0
Birthdate: 0372 BC
Birthplace: Zoucheng, China
Died: 0289 BC
 24 
Anthony the Great
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 0251
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herakleopolis Magna, Egypt
Died: January 17, 0356
 25 
Athanasius of Alexandria
(Patriarch of Alexandria)
Athanasius of Alexandria
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 2, 0373
 26 
Ambrose
(Ancient Bishop of Milan Who Also Contributed to Music and Literature)
Ambrose
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0340 AD
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: April 4, 0397
Catherine of Alexandria
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0287 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0305 AD
 28 
Pyrrhus of Epirus
(King of Epirus (297-272))
Pyrrhus of Epirus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0319 BC
Birthplace: Epirus
Died: 0272 BC
 29 
Stateira II
(Darius III's Daughter)
Stateira II
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0346 AD
Birthplace: Persia
Died: 0323 AD
 30 
Martin of Tours
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0316 AD
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
Died: November 8, 0397
 31 
Valentinian I
(Roman emperor from 364 to 375)
Valentinian I
1
Birthdate: July 3, 0321
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vinkovci, Croatia
Died: November 17, 0375
 32 
Basil of Caesarea
(Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca)
Basil of Caesarea
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
Died: January 1, 0379
 33 
Artaxerxes III
0
Birthdate: 0425 AD
Birthplace: Achaemenid Empire, iran
Died: November 30, 0338
 34 
Monica of Hippo
(Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo)
Monica of Hippo
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras, Algeria
Died: August 27, 0387
 35 
Gregory of Nazianzus
(Theologian and the Most Accomplished Rhetorical Stylist of the Patristic Age)
Gregory of Nazianzus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0329 AD
Birthplace: Nazianzus, Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: January 24, 0390
 36 
Julian
(Roman emperor)
Julian
3
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: June 26, 0363
 37 
Gratian
(Roman emperor)
Gratian
1
Birthdate: April 18, 0359
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Died: August 25, 0383
 38 
Qu Yuan
(Poet and politician in the State of Chu during the Warring States perio)
Qu Yuan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Hubei, China
Died: 0278 BC
Gregory the Illuminator
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0257 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Armenia
Died: 0331 AD
 40 
Galla Placidia
0
Birthdate: 0392 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 27, 0450
 41 
Saint Januarius
(Bishop of Benevento and Patron Saint of Naples - Martyred During the Great Persecution)
Saint Januarius
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 21, 0272
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benevento, Italy
Died: 0305 AD
 42 
Olympias
(Mother of Alexander the Great and Queen of Macedonia (357 - 316 BC))
Olympias
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0375 AD
Birthplace: Epirus, Greece
Died: 0316 AD
 43 
Arius
(Religious Leader)
Arius
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0256 AD
Birthplace: Ptolemais, Cyrenaica, Libya
Died: 0336 AD
 44 
Mesrop Mashtots
(Linguist)
Mesrop Mashtots
0
Birthdate: 0362 AD
Birthplace: Hatzikk, Armenia
Died: February 17, 0440
 45 
Zhuang Zhou
(Chinese Philosopher)
Zhuang Zhou
0
Birthdate: 0369 AD
Birthplace: Shangqiu, Henan province, China
Died: 0286 AD
 46 
Saint Ursula
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Great Britain, England
Died: November 21, 0383
 47 
Elling Woman
(Murder victims)
Elling Woman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0375 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0350 AD
 48 
Helena
(Empress)
Helena
0
Birthdate: 0246 AD
Birthplace: Helenopolis
Died: 0330 AD
 49 
Aristarchus of Samos
(Astronomer and Mathematician who presented the first known heliocentric model)
Aristarchus of Samos
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0310 AD
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0230 AD
 50 
Cyril of Alexandria
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0376 AD
Birthplace: El Mahalla El Kubra, Egypt
Died: 0444 AD