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

DiocletianDiocletian
22 December 0244, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

HypatiaHypatia
0360 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD, Romanian, Northern Irish
Missionary

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

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

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

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

SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD, Indian
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD, Turkish
Religious Leader

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint
RoxanaRoxana
0340 BC, Afghan
Alexander The Great's Wife

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint

AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader

Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers
0310 AD, French
Saint
PorusPorus
Indian
King

JulianJulian
0331 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor
HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD, Greek
General

Darius IIIDarius III
0381 BC, Persian
King

ThemisThemis
Greek
Ancient Greek Titaness
Samudra GuptaSamudra Gupta
0335 AD, Indian
Emperor

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

VortigernVortigern
0394 AD, British
Warlord

HelenaHelena
0246 AD, Ancient Roman
Empress
Stateira IIStateira II
0346 AD, Iranian
Darius III's Daughter

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

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French
Saint

PhrynePhryne
0371 AD, Greek
Courtesan

NereidNereid
Greek
Queen
Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Indian
Emperor
FaxianFaxian
0337 AD, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist monk

Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint

Saint AlbanSaint Alban
British
Martyr

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD, Turkish
Saint
Artaxerxes II of PersiaArtaxerxes II of Persia
0404 BC, Persian
King

Demetrius I of MacedonDemetrius I of Macedon
0337 BC, Greek
Military leader

Nectanebo IINectanebo II
0380 AD, Egyptian
King of Egypt

Artaxerxes IIIArtaxerxes III
0425 AD, Iranian
King

Cleopatra of MacedonCleopatra of Macedon
0355 AD, Macedonian
Princess
Parysatis IIParysatis II
Greek
Daughter of Artaxerxes III

Saint UrsulaSaint Ursula
British
Saint
Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nazianzus
0329 AD, Turkish
Saint, Theologian

Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

St. Simeon StylitesSt. Simeon Stylites
0390 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint
GorgiasGorgias
0483 BC, Greek
Philosopher

Galla PlacidiaGalla Placidia
0392 AD, Ancient Roman
Queen
AvitusAvitus
0390 AD, Italian
Emperor

ParmenionParmenion
0400 BC, Greek, Macedonian
General

ChlodioChlodio
0390 AD, French
King

Arses of PersiaArses of Persia
Persian
King

GeisericGeiseric
0389 AD, Hungarian
King
Saint BlaiseSaint Blaise
Turkish
Physician

Saint JanuariusSaint Januarius
21 April 0272, Ancient Roman
Bishop

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD, Armenian
Saint

IamblichusIamblichus
0245 AD, Syrian
Philosopher
LysipposLysippos
0390 BC, Greek
Sculptor

ConstansConstans
0320 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor
CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler

ThaisThais
Greek
Courtesan

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

Evagrius PonticusEvagrius Ponticus
0345 AD, Turkish
Monk
Emperor ŌjinEmperor Ōjin
0201 AD, Japanese
Emperor of Japan

Moses the BlackMoses the Black
0330 AD, Ethiopian
Monk

John CassianJohn Cassian
0360 AD, Romanian
Monk
UlfilasUlfilas
0311 AD, Italian
Missionary

Cleopatra Eurydice of MacedonCleopatra Eurydice of Macedon
Greek
Noblewoman
Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD, Palestinian
Bishop of Salamis

Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

Xun KuangXun Kuang
0310 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Pope MiltiadesPope Miltiades
African
Bishop
Dionysius I of SyracuseDionysius I of Syracuse
0432 AD, Italian
Tyrant
Pope Sylvester IPope Sylvester I
0285 AD, Italian
Pope

PythiasPythias
Greek
Biologist

Cleopatra the AlchemistCleopatra the Alchemist
Greek
Philosopher

Saints Sergius and BacchusSaints Sergius and Bacchus
Syrian
Christian saint
Pope LiberiusPope Liberius
0310 AD, Italian
Pope

Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher

KumārajīvaKumārajīva
0344 AD, Chinese
Buddhist scholar

Artemisia IIArtemisia II
Greek
Naval strategist

Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD, Armenian
King
Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Ancient Roman
Writer

ArchytasArchytas
0428 BC, Greek
Philosopher
LuciferLucifer
Italian
Bishop of Cagliari

Saint SpyridonSaint Spyridon
0270 AD, Italian
Bishop
Pachomius the GreatPachomius the Great
0292 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Tao YuanmingTao Yuanming
0365 AD, Chinese
Poet