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
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD, Romanian, Northern Irish
Missionary

HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer

DiocletianDiocletian
22 December 0244, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

JeromeJerome
27 March 0347, Palestinian
Priest

Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Emperor
BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC, Indian
Second Maurya Emperor

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC, Greek
General

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

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths
OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC, Greek
Mother of Alexander the Great

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD, Turkish
Religious Leader

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD, Indian
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD, Egyptian
Patriarch of Alexandria

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint

AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader

Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers
0310 AD, French
Saint

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

AmbroseAmbrose
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
Doctor
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD, Egyptian
Doctor

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French, Hungarian
Saint

ZhuangziZhuang Zhou
0369 BC, Chinese
Philosopher
Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint

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

Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
0305 AD, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Pope
Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD, Armenian
Linguist

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CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler
Pope Innocent IPope Innocent I
11 March 0378, Italian
Pope

Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

Arsinoe IIArsinoe II
0316 AD, Egyptian
Queen

Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher
Pope SiriciusPope Siricius
0334 AD, Italian
Pope
Pope Anastasius IPope Anastasius I
0340 AD, Italian
Pope

Pope Boniface IPope Boniface I
0370 AD, Italian
Pope

Germanus of AuxerreGermanus of Auxerre
0378 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

Dionysius II of SyracuseDionysius II of Syracuse
0397 AD, Italian
Ruler of Syracuse
AristoxenusAristoxenus
0360 AD, Greek, Italian
Philosopher

PrudentiusPrudentius
0348 AD, Ancient Roman
Poet

Ge HongGe Hong
0283 AD, Chinese
Scholar

Arsenius the GreatArsenius the Great
0353 AD, Egyptian
Saint

Apollinaris of LaodiceaApollinaris of Laodicea
Syrian
Bishop
NinianNinian
0360 AD, Scottish
Saint

Lucian of AntiochLucian of Antioch
0240 AD, Turkish
Theologian
Paulinus of NolaPaulinus of Nola
0354 AD, French, Italian
Poet

AthaulfAthaulf
0370 AD
King of Visigoths

Agis IIIAgis III
Greek
King of Sparta
Ariobarzanes of PersisAriobarzanes of Persis
0368 AD, Iranian
Commanding

MithridatesMithridates
Persian
Soldier
Philitas of CosPhilitas of Cos
0340 AD, Greek
Scholar

AmbrosiasterAmbrosiaster
Writer

AndocidesAndocides
0440 AD, Greek
Orator

Hui ShiHui Shi
0370 AD, Chinese
Philosopher

Archidamus IIIArchidamus III
Greek
Military commander
Isaac of ArmeniaIsaac of Armenia
0354 AD, American
Religious leader

TimaeusTimaeus
0345 AD, Greek
Historian

Evagoras IEvagoras I
0411 AD, Greek
King of Salamis

AedesiusAedesius
Greek
Philosopher
Timotheus of MiletusTimotheus of Miletus
0446 AD, Greek
Musician

ArbogastArbogast
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
General
Saints Sergius and BacchusSaints Sergius and Bacchus
Syrian
Christian saint

Eunomius of CyzicusEunomius of Cyzicus
0335 AD, Turkish
Writer

Saint JanuariusSaint Januarius
21 April 0272, Ancient Roman
Bishop
Xie LingyunXie Lingyun
0385 AD, Chinese
Poet

Aëtius of AntiochAëtius of Antioch
0300 AD, Syrian
Theologians
AlcidamasAlcidamas
Greek
Educator

Alexander of PheraeAlexander of Pherae
Greek
Tyrant

Aristides QuintilianusAristides Quintilianus
31 October 0000, Greek
Author
AnnicerisAnniceris
Libyan
Philosopher

Alexander AetolusAlexander Aetolus
0315 AD, Greek
Poet
George of LaodiceaGeorge of Laodicea
Egyptian
Bishops

Alypius of AlexandriaAlypius of Alexandria
31 October 0000, Greek
Writer

RufinusRufinus
0335 AD, Ancient Roman
Statesman

AsaṅgaAsaṅga
0300 AD, Indian
Scholar
AntiphanesAntiphanes
0408 AD, Greek
Writer
Liu YuanLiu Yuan
0251 AD, Chinese
Ruler

AphraatesAphraates
0280 AD, Iraqi
Author

Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Indian
Emperor

AristogeitonAristogeiton
Greek
Greek tyrannicide
Artemisia IIArtemisia II
Greek
Naval strategist

Gallus CaesarGallus Caesar
0326 AD, Italian
Emperor

Decimius Magnus AusoniusDecimius Magnus Ausonius
0310 AD, French
Poet

St. Simeon StylitesSt. Simeon Stylites
0390 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint

Saint Meletius of AntiochSaint Meletius of Antioch
Armenian
Bishop
Ariston Of ChiosAriston Of Chios
0320 AD, Greek
Philosopher

Basil Of AncyraBasil Of Ancyra
Turkish
Priest