Birthday: September 9, 214 (Virgo)
Born In: Sofia, Bulgaria
Aurelian, or Lucius Domitius Aurelianus Augustus, was a Roman emperor who ruled from 270 to 275 A.D. He was born into an average family and managed to rise through the military ranks to become an emperor. His reign saw him defeat the Alamanni. He also won in battles against the Goths, the Juthungi, the Vandals, the Carpi, and the Sarmatians. He conquered the Palmyrene Empire in 273 and thus restored the kingdom’s Eastern provinces. He then conquered the Gallic Empire of the West, thereby reuniting the empire. He built the Aurelian Walls in Rome and abandoned the province of Dacia. He managed to end the Roman Empire's Crisis of the Third Century and thus earned the title “Restitutor Orbis,” or "Restorer of the World.” Although Domitian was the first emperor to have demanded the titled of “dominus et dues” (“master and god”), such titles were not found in official documents till Aurelian’s reign.