Famous People Of The 4th Century
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.
AristotleAristotle
0384 BC, Greek
Philosopher
HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer

DiocletianDiocletian
22 December 0244, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD, Romanian, Northern Irish
Missionary

BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC, Indian
Second Maurya Emperor

Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Emperor
JeromeJerome
27 March 0347, Palestinian
Priest

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC, Greek
General

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths
Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD, Egyptian
Patriarch of Alexandria

Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
0287 AD, Egyptian
Saint
RoxanaRoxana
0340 BC, Afghan
Alexander The Great's Wife

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD, Turkish
Religious Leader

OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC, Greek
Mother of Alexander the Great

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint
AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD, Indian
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers
0310 AD, French
Saint

St. AugustineSt. Augustine
13 November 0354, Ancient Roman
Philosopher
LuciferLucifer
Italian
Bishop of Cagliari

PorusPorus
Indian
King
HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD, Greek
General

AmbroseAmbrose
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
Doctor

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD, Egyptian
Doctor
ZhuangziZhuang Zhou
0369 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD, Indian
King
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French, Hungarian
Saint

PhrynePhryne
0371 AD, Greek
Courtesan

Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint
FaxianFaxian
0337 AD, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist monk

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Saint AlbanSaint Alban
British
Martyr
Artaxerxes IIIArtaxerxes III
0425 AD, Iranian
King

Nectanebo IINectanebo II
0380 AD, Egyptian
King of Egypt

Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
0305 AD, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Pope

CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler
Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD, Palestinian
Bishop of Salamis
Evagrius PonticusEvagrius Ponticus
0345 AD, Turkish
Monk

ChlodioChlodio
0390 AD, French
King

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD, Armenian
Linguist

Emperor ŌjinEmperor Ōjin
0201 AD, Japanese
Emperor of Japan
Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

Dionysius I of SyracuseDionysius I of Syracuse
0432 AD, Italian
Tyrant

MacrobiusMacrobius
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Scholar

Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

OrosiusOrosius
0375 AD, Romanian
Priest
Pope Sylvester IPope Sylvester I
0285 AD, Italian
Pope

Pachomius the GreatPachomius the Great
0292 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Arsinoe IIArsinoe II
0316 AD, Egyptian
Queen

Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher

Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Ancient Roman
Writer
NearchusNearchus
0360 AD, Greek
Voyager

BhadrabahuBhadrabahu
0367 AD, Indian
Religious leader
Tao YuanmingTao Yuanming
0365 AD, Chinese
Poet

Eusebius of NicomediaEusebius of Nicomedia
Syrian
Priest

FrumentiusFrumentius
Lebanese
Priest

PhocionPhocion
0402 AD, Greek
Greek statesman

PhilolausPhilolaus
0470 AD, Greek
Philosopher
Macarius of EgyptMacarius of Egypt
0300 AD, Egyptian
Monk

JulianJulian
0331 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor

Paulinus of NolaPaulinus of Nola
0354 AD, French, Italian
Poet

ErmanaricErmanaric
0291 AD
King
KumārajīvaKumārajīva
0344 AD, Chinese
Buddhist scholar

Germanus of AuxerreGermanus of Auxerre
0378 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint
Pope Innocent IPope Innocent I
11 March 0378, Italian
Pope

TheodoretTheodoret
0393 AD, Turkish
Theologian

PelopidasPelopidas
0420 AD, Greek
Statesman
Quintus Aurelius SymmachusQuintus Aurelius Symmachus
0345 AD, Ancient Roman
Statesman

Pope Anastasius IPope Anastasius I
0340 AD, Italian
Pope
Maurus Servius HonoratusMaurus Servius Honoratus
0363 AD, Italian
Grammarian

EutychesEutyches
0380 AD, Ancient Roman
Abbot

ErinnaErinna
Greek
Greek poet
PriscillianPriscillian
0340 AD, Romanian
Author

Heraclides PonticusHeraclides Ponticus
0390 AD, Greek
Philosopher
Dionysius II of SyracuseDionysius II of Syracuse
0397 AD, Italian
Ruler of Syracuse

LibaniusLibanius
0314 AD, Turkish
Teacher

Aelius DonatusAelius Donatus
Ancient Roman
Grammarian

PrudentiusPrudentius
0348 AD, Ancient Roman
Poet
Pope Boniface IPope Boniface I
0370 AD, Italian
Pope
Nectanebo INectanebo I
Egyptian
Pharaoh

AristoxenusAristoxenus
0360 AD, Greek, Italian
Philosopher

CallisthenesCallisthenes
0360 AD, Greek
Historian

HilarionHilarion
0291 AD, Palestinian
Saint
EuhemerusEuhemerus
Italian
Greek mythographer

Quintus SmyrnaeusQuintus Smyrnaeus
Greek
Poet

Demetrius of PhalerumDemetrius of Phalerum
0350 AD, Greek
Orator

TissaphernesTissaphernes
0445 AD, Persian
Soldier

Berenice I of EgyptBerenice I of Egypt
0340 AD, Egyptian, Macedonian
Queen
Pope SiriciusPope Siricius
0334 AD, Italian
Pope

Arsenius the GreatArsenius the Great
0353 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Tyrannius RufinusTyrannius Rufinus
0344 AD, Italian
Monk

Ge HongGe Hong
0283 AD, Chinese
Scholar
MithridatesMithridates
Persian
Soldier
NinianNinian
0360 AD, Scottish
Saint