Famous Ancient Roman Military Leaders

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 1 Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar.
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Famous As: Former Roman dictator
Birthdate: July 13, 0100
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 15, 0044

Julius Caesar is considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and played an important role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He assumed control of the government after a civil war. He was assassinated by rebel senators on the Ides of March, 44 BC.

 2 Marc Antony

Marc Antony.
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Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: January 14, 0083
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome
Died: August 1, 0030

Mark Antony was a Roman politician who played a key role in transforming the Roman Republic into the autocratic Roman Empire. Marc Antony is best remembered as one of Julius Caesar's generals during Caesar's Civil War. One of the most important figures in the history of Rome, Mark Antony has been the subject of several artistic portrayals since his death.

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 3 Arminius

Arminius.
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0017 AD
Birthplace: Germania
Died: 0021 AD

 4 Marcus Licinius Crassus

Marcus Licinius Crassus.
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Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: 0115 BC
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0053 BC

Roman general and politician Marcus Licinius Crassus played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. A patron of Julius Caesar, he became involved in the unofficial political alliance known as the First Triumvirate. An excellent military commander and a wealthy man, he died at the battle of Carrhae.

 5 Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
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Famous As: Roman Consul
Birthdate: 0064 BC
Birthplace: Arpino, Istria or Asisium
Died: 0012 BC
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa is chiefly remembered in history for crushing Mark Antony and his forces at the Battle of Actium. A close friend of Octavian, who later took over as Emperor Augustus Caesar, he is credited with completing the Pantheon and building scores of baths, gardens, and sewers in Rome.

 6 Pertinax

Pertinax.
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: August 1, 0126
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alba Pompeia, Italy
Died: March 28, 0193

Born to a freed slave, Pertinax joined the Roman army early in life and soon rose to be a commander. He was declared the emperor after Commodus was murdered but was himself killed within three months of his rule. Septimius Severus later organized a state funeral and also deified him.

 7 Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius.
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Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: 0157 BC
Birthplace: Arpinum
Died: January 13, 0086
Born to a plebeian farmer, near Arpinum, Gaius Marius was a skilled military leader but lacked the polish and sophistication required of a political leader. Known as "the third founder of Rome" for his win at the Cimbrian War, Marius had been made a consul for seven terms.
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 8 Cincinnatus

Cincinnatus
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Roman Kingdom
Died: 0430 BC

 9 Mark Antony

Mark Antony
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 14, 0083
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: August 1, 0030

 10 Constantius II

Constantius II
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Famous As: Roman ruler
Birthdate: August 7, 0317
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sirmium
Died: November 3, 0361

 11 Nero Claudius Drusus

Nero Claudius Drusus
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Famous As: Roman Politician
Birthdate: January 14, 0038
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: September 14, 0009

 12 Sejanus

Sejanus
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Birthplace: Volsinii
Died: October 18, 0031

 13 Florianus

Florianus
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Famous As: Roman emperor
Birthdate: August 19, 0232
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Terni, Italy
Died: July 31, 0276

 14 Stilicho

Stilicho
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0359 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: August 22, 0408

 15 Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus

Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0203 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0280 AD

 16 Simon bar Kokhba

Simon bar Kokhba
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0135 AD

 17 Sextus Pompey

Sextus Pompey
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0067 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0035 AD

 18 Marcus Furius Camillus

Marcus Furius Camillus
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Famous As: Soldier, Statesman
Birthdate: 0446 BC
Birthplace: Ancient Rome
Died: 0365 BC

 19 Avidius Cassius

Avidius Cassius
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Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Cyrrhus, Turkey
Died: June 30, 0175

 20 Marcus Claudius Marcellus

Marcus Claudius Marcellus
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0268 BC
Died: 0208 BC

 21 Syagrius

Syagrius
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0430 AD
Died: 0487 AD

 22 Clodius Albinus

Clodius Albinus
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0150 AD
Birthplace: Sousse, Tunisia
Died: February 19, 0197

 23 Carausius

Carausius
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Gallia Belgica, Valledupar, Colombia
Died: 0293 AD

 24 Marcus Atilius Regulus

Marcus Atilius Regulus
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0299 AD
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0250 AD

 25 Publius Ventidius Bassus

Publius Ventidius Bassus
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0089 AD
Birthplace: Ascoli Piceno

 26 Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus

Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0064 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0008 AD

 27 Flavius Ardaburius Aspar

Flavius Ardaburius Aspar
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Famous As: Roman General
Birthdate: 0400 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 0471 AD

 28 Aulus Gabinius

Aulus Gabinius
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0047 AD

 29 Sextus Afranius Burrus

Sextus Afranius Burrus
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Famous As: Prefect
Birthdate: 0001 AD
Birthplace: Gallia Narbonensis
Died: 0062 AD

 30 Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger

Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger
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Famous As: Military General
Birthdate: 1062 AD
Birthplace: Orestiada
Died: 1137 AD

 31 Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Ancient Rome
Died: 0091 AD

 32 Metellus Scipio

Metellus Scipio
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Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: 0098 AD
Birthplace: Roman Republic
Died: 0046 AD

 33 Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0210 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0115 AD

 34 Arbogast

Arbogast
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0340 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: September 8, 0394

 35 Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer

Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0059 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0103 AD

 36 Gaius Duilius

Gaius Duilius
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 37 Gaius Lutatius Catulus

Gaius Lutatius Catulus
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0291 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0220 AD

 38 Gaius Laelius

Gaius Laelius
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0235 AD
Birthplace: Rome

 39 Manius Curius Dentatus

Manius Curius Dentatus
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0321 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0270 AD

 40 Lucius Verginius Rufus

Lucius Verginius Rufus
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0015 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0097 AD

 41 Gildo

Gildo
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mauretania Caesariensis
Died: July 31, 0398

 42 Gaius Trebonius

Gaius Trebonius
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0092 AD
Birthplace: Not known
Died: December 31, 0043

 43 Gnaeus Papirius Carbo

Gnaeus Papirius Carbo
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Famous As: Consul
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0082 AD

 44 Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus

Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus
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Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 0180 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0130 AD

 45 Quintus Fabius Ambustus

Quintus Fabius Ambustus
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0389 AD

 46 Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus

Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: January 11, 0017
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 31, 0041

 47 Lucius Caecilius Metellus

Lucius Caecilius Metellus
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Famous As: Roman general
Birthdate: 0290 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0221 AD