Famous People Of The 4th Century

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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.
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Alexander the Great
(King of Macedonia from 336 BC to 323 BC)
Alexander the Great
52
Birthdate: 0356
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pella, Greece
Died: May 31, 0323
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Aristotle
(One of the Greatest Philosophers and the First Genuine Scientist in History)
Aristotle
19
Birthdate: 0384 AD
Birthplace: Stagira, Greece
Died: 0322 AD
 3 
Plato
(Greek Philosopher and Founder of Platonist School)
Plato
16
Birthdate: May 21, 0428
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Classical Athens, Greece
Died: 0348 AD
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 4 
Euclid
(Greek Mathematician Who is Considered the 'Father of Geometry')
Euclid
124
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Greece
 5 
Saint George
(One of the Most Venerated Saints and Megalomartyrs in Christianity)
Saint George
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: April 23, 0303
 6 
Hippocrates
(Physician)
Hippocrates
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 0460 BC
Birthplace: Kos, Greece
Died: 0370 BC
 7 
Saint Nicholas
(Former Bishop of Myra and Saint)
Saint Nicholas
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 15, 0270
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Patara, Turkey
Died: December 6, 0343
 8 
Hypatia
(Mathematician, Astronomer and Philosopher)
Hypatia
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0350 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: February 29, 0415
 9 
Diocletian
(Roman Emperor)
Diocletian
6
Birthdate: December 22, 0244
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salona (now Solin, Croatia)
Died: December 3, 0311
 10 
Democritus
(Ancient Greek Pre-Socratic Philosopher)
Democritus
5
Birthdate: 0460 AD
Birthplace: Abdera, Greece
Died: 0370 AD
 11 
Chandragupta Maurya
(Emperor of India and Founder of the Mauryan Dynasty)
Chandragupta Maurya
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Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Pataliputra
Died: 0297 BC
 12 
Epicurus
(Ancient Greek Philosopher Who Founded 'Epicureanism;, a Highly Influential School of Philosophy)
Epicurus
2
Birthdate: 0341
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0270 BC
 13 
Aeschylus
(Ancient Greek Tragedian Who Known as the Father of Tragedy)
Aeschylus
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0525 AD
Birthplace: Eleusis, Greece
Died: 0456 AD
 14 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)
Theodosius I
9
Birthdate: January 11, 0347
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: January 17, 0395
 15 
St. Augustine
(Theologian, Philosopher and One of the Most Important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period.)
St. Augustine
25
Birthdate: November 13, 0354
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thagaste
Died: August 28, 0430
 16 
Aristophanes
( Comic Playwright of Ancient Athens and a Poet of Old Attic Comedy.)
Aristophanes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0446 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0386 AD
 17 
Darius III
(King of Persia)
Darius III
4
Birthdate: 0380 BC
Birthplace: Iran
Died: June 30, 0330
 18 
Roxana
(Wife of Alexander the Great)
Roxana
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Sogdia
Died: 0310 BC
 19 
Bindusara
(Second Maurya Emperor)
Bindusara
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Birthdate: 0320 BC
Died: 0273 BC
 20 
Mencius
(Chinese Confucian Philosopher)
Mencius
0
Birthdate: 0372 AD
Birthplace: Zoucheng, China
Died: 0289 AD
 21 
Alaric I
(King of the Visigoths from 395 to 410)
Alaric I
0
Birthdate: 0370 AD
Birthplace: Peuce Island
Died: 0410 AD
 22 
Jerome
(Christian Priest Best Known for His Translation of Most of the Bible into Latin)
Jerome
4
Birthdate: 0342 AD
Birthplace: Štrigova, Croatia
Died: September 30, 0420
 23 
Martin of Tours
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0316 AD
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
Died: November 8, 0397
 24 
Pyrrhus of Epirus
(King of Epirus from 297 BC to 272 BC)
Pyrrhus of Epirus
0
Birthdate: 0319 AD
Birthplace: Epirus
Died: 0272 AD
 25 
Stateira II
(Darius III's Daughter)
Stateira II
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0346 AD
Birthplace: Persia
Died: 0323 AD
 26 
Ambrose
(Ancient Bishop of Milan Who Also Contributed to Music and Literature)
Ambrose
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0339 AD
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: April 4, 0397
 27 
Monica of Hippo
(Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo)
Monica of Hippo
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0332 AD
Birthplace: Souk Ahras, Algeria
Died: August 27, 0387
 28 
Artaxerxes III
(King of Persia)
Artaxerxes III
0
Birthdate: 0425 BC
Birthplace: Achaemenid Empire, iran
Died: 0338 BC
 29 
Valentinian I
(Roman emperor from 364 to 375)
Valentinian I
2
Birthdate: July 3, 0321
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vinkovci, Croatia
Died: November 17, 0375
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Samudragupta
(Second Emperor of the Gupta Empire of Ancient India)
Samudragupta
9
Birthdate: 0318 AD
Birthplace: Indraprastha, India
Died: 0380 AD
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Helena
(Empress)
Helena
0
Birthdate: 0246 AD
Birthplace: Helenopolis
Died: 0330 AD
 32 
Julian
(Roman emperor)
Julian
3
Birthdate: 0331 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: June 26, 0363
 33 
Gregory of Nazianzus
(Theologian and the Most Accomplished Rhetorical Stylist of the Patristic Age)
Gregory of Nazianzus
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0329 AD
Birthplace: Nazianzus, Cappadocia, Turkey
Died: January 24, 0390
 34 
Galla Placidia
0
Birthdate: 0392 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 27, 0450
 35 
Gregory the Illuminator
(Patron Saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church)
Gregory the Illuminator
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0257 AD
Birthplace: Armenia
Died: 0331 AD
 36 
Artaxerxes II
(King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 405/4 BC to 358 BC)
Artaxerxes II
0
Birthdate: 0436 BC
Birthplace: Persian
Died: 0358 BC
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Gratian
(Roman emperor)
Gratian
1
Birthdate: April 18, 0359
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Died: August 25, 0383
 38 
Olympias
(Mother of Alexander the Great and Queen of Macedonia (357 - 316 BC))
Olympias
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0375 AD
Birthplace: Epirus, Greece
Died: 0316 AD
 39 
Qu Yuan
(Poet and politician in the State of Chu during the Warring States perio)
Qu Yuan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0340 BC
Birthplace: Hubei, China
Died: 0278 BC
Catherine of Alexandria
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0287 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0305 AD
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Saint Ursula
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Great Britain, England
Died: November 21, 0383
 42 
Mesrop Mashtots
(Linguist)
Mesrop Mashtots
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Birthdate: 0362 AD
Birthplace: Hatzikk, Armenia
Died: February 17, 0440
 43 
Arses of Persia
(King of Kings the Achaemenid Empire)
Arses of Persia
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Birthplace: Iran
Died: 0336 BC
 44 
Parmenion
(Macedonian Military General Who Served Under Alexander The Great and Philip II of Macedon)
Parmenion
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0400 BC
Birthplace: Macedonia, Greece
Died: 0330 BC
 45 
Saint Lucy
(Saint)
Saint Lucy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0283 AD
Birthplace: Syracuse, Roman Empire
Died: 0304 AD
 46 
Anthony the Great
(Egyptian Monk)
Anthony the Great
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 0251
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Herakleopolis Magna, Egypt
Died: January 17, 0356
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Athanasius of Alexandria
(Egyptian Theologian, Statesman and National Leader)
Athanasius of Alexandria
1
Birthdate: 0296 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 2, 0373
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Crispus
(Roman Ruler)
Crispus
1
Birthdate: 0305 AD
Birthplace: Byzantine Empire
Died: 0326 AD
Tiridates III of Armenia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0250 AD
Birthplace: Armenia
Died: 0330 AD
 50 
Arius
(Religious Leader)
Arius
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0256 AD
Birthplace: Ptolemais, Cyrenaica, Libya
Died: 0336 AD