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.
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD, Romanian, Northern Irish
Missionary
AristotleAristotle
0384 BC, Greek
Philosopher

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

DiocletianDiocletian
22 December 0244, Ancient Roman
Roman Emperor

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

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

JeromeJerome
27 March 0347, Palestinian
Priest

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC, Greek
General
SamudraguptaSamudragupta
0335 AD, Indian
Ruler of the Gupta Empire

Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
0287 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths

Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint

OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC, Greek
Mother of Alexander the Great

John ChrysostomJohn Chrysostom
0347 AD, Turkish
Religious Leader

Athanasius of AlexandriaAthanasius of Alexandria
0296 AD, Egyptian
Patriarch of Alexandria
Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint

RoxanaRoxana
0340 BC, Afghan
Alexander The Great's Wife

AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader

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

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

PhrynePhryne
0371 AD, Greek
Courtesan

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

Darius IIIDarius III
0381 BC, Persian
King
Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD, Indian
King

NereidNereid
Greek
Queen
AmbroseAmbrose
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
Doctor

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Saint BlaiseSaint Blaise
Turkish
Physician
Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Indian
Emperor

VortigernVortigern
0394 AD, British
Warlord

ZhuangziZhuang Zhou
0369 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Stateira IIStateira II
0346 AD, Iranian
Darius III's Daughter
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French
Saint
FaxianFaxian
0337 AD, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist monk

Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD, Egyptian
Doctor

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD, Turkish
Saint

Cleopatra of MacedonCleopatra of Macedon
0355 AD, Macedonian
Princess
St. Simeon StylitesSt. Simeon Stylites
0390 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint

Saint UrsulaSaint Ursula
British
Saint

Artaxerxes IIIArtaxerxes III
0425 AD, Iranian
King

Pope Sylvester IPope Sylvester I
0285 AD, Italian
Pope

GorgiasGorgias
0483 BC, Greek
Philosopher
Demetrius I of MacedonDemetrius I of Macedon
0337 BC, Greek
Military leader

Parysatis IIParysatis II
Greek
Daughter of Artaxerxes III
Nectanebo IINectanebo II
0380 AD, Egyptian
King of Egypt

GeisericGeiseric
0389 AD, Hungarian
King

Saint AlbanSaint Alban
British
Martyr
Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

Galla PlacidiaGalla Placidia
0392 AD, Ancient Roman
Queen
Moses the BlackMoses the Black
0330 AD, Ethiopian
Monk

ParmenionParmenion
0400 BC, Greek, Macedonian
General

John CassianJohn Cassian
0360 AD, Romanian
Monk

Arses of PersiaArses of Persia
Persian
King

Emperor ŌjinEmperor Ōjin
0201 AD, Japanese
Emperor of Japan
Saint JanuariusSaint Januarius
21 April 0272, Ancient Roman
Bishop

ThaisThais
Greek
Courtesan

Evagrius PonticusEvagrius Ponticus
0345 AD, Turkish
Monk

ChlodioChlodio
0390 AD, French
King
LysipposLysippos
0390 BC, Greek
Sculptor

Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
0305 AD, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Pope
Cleopatra Eurydice of MacedonCleopatra Eurydice of Macedon
Greek
Noblewoman

CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler

IamblichusIamblichus
0245 AD, Syrian
Philosopher
Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD, Armenian
Saint

ConstansConstans
0320 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor
PythiasPythias
Greek
Biologist

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD, Armenian
Linguist

Dionysius I of SyracuseDionysius I of Syracuse
0432 AD, Italian
Tyrant
Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD, Palestinian
Bishop of Salamis

Saint Paul of ThebesSaint Paul of Thebes
0227 AD, Egyptian
Christian hermit
Xun KuangXun Kuang
0310 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

Saints Sergius and BacchusSaints Sergius and Bacchus
Syrian
Christian saint

HelenaHelena
0246 AD, Ancient Roman
Empress
Cleopatra the AlchemistCleopatra the Alchemist
Greek
Philosopher
Artemisia IIArtemisia II
Greek
Naval strategist

Pope LiberiusPope Liberius
0310 AD, Italian
Pope

Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Ancient Roman
Writer

LuciferLucifer
Italian
Bishop of Cagliari
ArchytasArchytas
0428 BC, Greek
Philosopher

MacrobiusMacrobius
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Scholar

Saint FaithSaint Faith
0290 AD, French
Saint

Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD, Armenian
King

Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher
Macarius of EgyptMacarius of Egypt
0300 AD, Egyptian
Monk

NearchusNearchus
0360 AD, Greek
Voyager
FrumentiusFrumentius
Lebanese
Priest

Eusebius of NicomediaEusebius of Nicomedia
Syrian
Priest
PriscillianPriscillian
0340 AD, Romanian
Author
OrosiusOrosius
0375 AD, Romanian
Priest