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

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

Saint LucySaint Lucy
0283 AD, Italian
Saint
BindusaraBindusara
0320 BC, Indian
Second Maurya Emperor

Pyrrhus of EpirusPyrrhus of Epirus
0319 BC, Greek
General

Theodosius ITheodosius I
11 January 0347, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Emperor
Catherine of AlexandriaCatherine of Alexandria
0287 AD, Egyptian
Saint

JeromeJerome
27 March 0347, Palestinian
Priest
Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD, Romanian
First Kings of the Visigoths

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

AriusArius
0256 AD, Libyan
Religious Leader
Anthony the GreatAnthony the Great
0251 AD, Egyptian
Saint

OlympiasOlympias
0375 BC, Greek
Mother of Alexander the Great

RoxanaRoxana
0340 BC, Afghan
Alexander The Great's Wife

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

St. Catherine of AlexandriaSt. Catherine of Alexandria
0287 AD, Egyptian
Egyptian martyr
HephaestionHephaestion
0356 AD, Greek
General

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD, French
Saint

JulianJulian
0331 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor
AmbroseAmbrose
0340 AD, Ancient Roman
Doctor

Darius IIIDarius III
0381 BC, Persian
King
Samudra GuptaSamudra Gupta
0335 AD, Indian
Emperor

Chandragupta IIChandragupta II
0380 AD, Indian
King

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

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Saint UrsulaSaint Ursula
British
Saint
Agnes of RomeAgnes of Rome
0291 AD, Italian
Saint

Saint JanuariusSaint Januarius
21 April 0272, Ancient Roman
Bishop

HelenaHelena
0246 AD, Ancient Roman
Empress

Chandra Gupta IChandra Gupta I
Indian
Emperor
PhrynePhryne
0371 AD, Greek
Courtesan
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria
0376 AD, Egyptian
Doctor

FaxianFaxian
0337 AD, Chinese
Chinese Buddhist monk

GorgiasGorgias
0483 BC, Greek
Philosopher

Mesrop MashtotsMesrop Mashtots
0362 AD, Armenian
Linguist
Nectanebo IINectanebo II
0380 AD, Egyptian
King of Egypt

Gregory of NyssaGregory of Nyssa
0335 AD, Turkish
Saint

GeisericGeiseric
0389 AD, Hungarian
King

Pope Sylvester IPope Sylvester I
0285 AD, Italian
Pope

St. Simeon StylitesSt. Simeon Stylites
0390 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint
Artaxerxes IIIArtaxerxes III
0425 AD, Iranian
King

Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
0305 AD, Portuguese, Ancient Roman
Pope
Demetrius I of MacedonDemetrius I of Macedon
0337 BC, Greek
Military leader

Saint AlbanSaint Alban
British
Martyr

St. BlaiseSt. Blaise
Turkish
Physician
Galla PlacidiaGalla Placidia
0392 AD, Ancient Roman
Queen

Gregory the IlluminatorGregory the Illuminator
0257 AD, Armenian
Saint
LysipposLysippos
0390 BC, Greek
Sculptor

ConstansConstans
0320 AD, Ancient Roman
Emperor

ChlodioChlodio
0390 AD, French
King

ParmenionParmenion
0400 BC, Greek, Macedonian
General

Evagrius PonticusEvagrius Ponticus
0345 AD, Turkish
Monk
Arses of PersiaArses of Persia
Persian
King

IamblichusIamblichus
0245 AD, Syrian
Philosopher

ThaisThais
Greek
Courtesan

CrispusCrispus
0305 AD, Ancient Roman
Roman Ruler
Saints Sergius and BacchusSaints Sergius and Bacchus
Syrian
Christian saint

Dionysius I of SyracuseDionysius I of Syracuse
0432 AD, Italian
Tyrant
Xun KuangXun Kuang
0310 BC, Chinese
Philosopher

Emperor ŌjinEmperor Ōjin
0201 AD, Japanese
Emperor of Japan

Epiphanius of SalamisEpiphanius of Salamis
0310 AD, Palestinian
Bishop of Salamis
Artaxerxes II of PersiaArtaxerxes II of Persia
0404 BC, Persian
King

Tiridates III of ArmeniaTiridates III of Armenia
0250 AD, Armenian
King
PhilolausPhilolaus
0470 AD, Greek
Philosopher

Amyntas III of MacedonAmyntas III of Macedon
Greek
King

Artemisia IIArtemisia II
Greek
Naval strategist
LuciferLucifer
Italian
Bishop of Cagliari

Crates of ThebesCrates of Thebes
0365 AD, Greek
Philosopher
Pope LiberiusPope Liberius
0310 AD, Italian
Pope

FrumentiusFrumentius
Lebanese
Priest

MacrobiusMacrobius
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Scholar

Martianus CapellaMartianus Capella
0360 AD, Algerian, Ancient Roman
Prose writer
Publius Flavius Vegetius RenatusPublius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
Ancient Roman
Writer
ArchytasArchytas
0428 BC, Greek
Philosopher

PriscillianPriscillian
0340 AD, Romanian
Author

PelagiaPelagia
Turkish
Saint

Saint Paul of ThebesSaint Paul of Thebes
0227 AD, Egyptian
Christian hermit
Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD, Israeli
Theologian

Eusebius of NicomediaEusebius of Nicomedia
Syrian
Priest

KumārajīvaKumārajīva
0344 AD, Chinese
Buddhist scholar

HilarionHilarion
0291 AD, Palestinian
Saint

ErmanaricErmanaric
0291 AD
King
Tao YuanmingTao Yuanming
0365 AD, Chinese
Poet

Pachomius the GreatPachomius the Great
0292 AD, Egyptian
Saint
Pope Innocent IPope Innocent I
11 March 0378, Italian
Pope

EutychesEutyches
0380 AD, Ancient Roman
Abbot
NearchusNearchus
0360 AD, Greek
Voyager
Macarius of EgyptMacarius of Egypt
0300 AD, Egyptian
Monk