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
DiocletianDiocletian
22 December 0244, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

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

JeromeJerome
27 March 0347, Palestinian
Priest

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD, Romanian, Northern Irish
Missionary

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

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths
John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD, Turkish
Religious Leader

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

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

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD, Indian
Ruler of the Gupta Empire
OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC, Greek
Mother of Alexander the Great

AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader

St. AugustineSt. Augustine
13 November 0354, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers
0310 AD, French
Saint
LuciferLucifer
Italian
Bishop of Cagliari

PorusPorus
Indian
King
HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD, Greek
General

Darius IIIDarius III
0381 BC, Persian
King

AmbroseAmbrose
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
Doctor
Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD, Indian
King

VortigernVortigern
0394 AD, British
Warlord
ZhuangziZhuang Zhou
0369 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French
Saint

Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD, Egyptian
Doctor

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PhrynePhryne
0371 AD, Greek
Courtesan
FaxianFaxian
0337 AD, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist monk

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD, Turkish
Saint

GorgiasGorgias
0483 BC, Greek
Philosopher

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

Nectanebo IINectanebo II
0380 AD, Egyptian
King of Egypt

Galla PlacidiaGalla Placidia
0392 AD, Ancient Roman
Queen

Demetrius I of MacedonDemetrius I of Macedon
0337 BC, Greek
Military leader
ConstansConstans
0320 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor

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

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD, Armenian
Linguist

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD, Armenian
Saint

CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler
Artaxerxes II of PersiaArtaxerxes II of Persia
0404 BC, Persian
King

Evagrius PonticusEvagrius Ponticus
0345 AD, Turkish
Monk
IamblichusIamblichus
0245 AD, Syrian
Philosopher

ParmenionParmenion
0400 BC, Greek, Macedonian
General

Arses of PersiaArses of Persia
Persian
King
ChlodioChlodio
0390 AD, French
King

Emperor ŌjinEmperor Ōjin
0201 AD, Japanese
Emperor of Japan
Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD, Palestinian
Bishop of Salamis

LysipposLysippos
0390 BC, Greek
Sculptor

Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

Xun KuangXun Kuang
0310 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Dionysius I of SyracuseDionysius I of Syracuse
0432 AD, Italian
Tyrant
Pope Sylvester IPope Sylvester I
0285 AD, Italian
Pope

MacrobiusMacrobius
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Scholar

ArchytasArchytas
0428 BC, Greek
Philosopher

Pope LiberiusPope Liberius
0310 AD, Italian
Pope
Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD, Armenian
King
BhadrabahuBhadrabahu
0367 AD, Indian
Religious leader

Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Ancient Roman
Writer

HelenaHelena
0246 AD, Ancient Roman
Empress
Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher

NinianNinian
0360 AD, Scottish
Saint
OrosiusOrosius
0375 AD, Romanian
Priest

Tao YuanmingTao Yuanming
0365 AD, Chinese
Poet

Eusebius of NicomediaEusebius of Nicomedia
Syrian
Priest
FrumentiusFrumentius
Lebanese
Priest

PhilolausPhilolaus
0470 AD, Greek
Philosopher
TheodoretTheodoret
0393 AD, Turkish
Theologian

NearchusNearchus
0360 AD, Greek
Voyager

Martianus CapellaMartianus Capella
0360 AD, Algerian, Ancient Roman
Prose writer

KumārajīvaKumārajīva
0344 AD, Chinese
Buddhist scholar
Germanus of AuxerreGermanus of Auxerre
0378 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint
Macarius of EgyptMacarius of Egypt
0300 AD, Egyptian
Monk

Quintus Aurelius SymmachusQuintus Aurelius Symmachus
0345 AD, Ancient Roman
Statesman

ErmanaricErmanaric
0291 AD
King

PriscillianPriscillian
0340 AD, Romanian
Author
Pachomius the GreatPachomius the Great
0292 AD, Egyptian
Saint

Pope Innocent IPope Innocent I
11 March 0378, Italian
Pope

LibaniusLibanius
0314 AD, Turkish
Teacher

Dionysius II of SyracuseDionysius II of Syracuse
0397 AD, Italian
Ruler of Syracuse

Wang XizhiWang Xizhi
0303 AD, Chinese
Calligrapher
PhocionPhocion
0402 AD, Greek
Greek statesman

EutychesEutyches
0380 AD, Ancient Roman
Abbot
Pope Anastasius IPope Anastasius I
0340 AD, Italian
Pope

Aelius DonatusAelius Donatus
Ancient Roman
Grammarian
ErinnaErinna
Greek
Greek poet
CynaneCynane
0357 AD, Greek
Military personnel