Read on to know about the most famous and influential people from Roman Empire.

Ancient Roman Empire, located along the Mediterranean Sea, was one of the largest empires in the ancient world. A region where art and culture thrived, Ancient Rome was home to numerous scholars, philosophers, warriors, artists and painters of repute. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was not just a brave warrior, but also one of the most important Stoic philosophers of his era. His personal writings compiled as ‘Meditations’ is considered to be a seminal work of stoic philosophy. Gaius Julius Caesar is another well-known political figure who was instrumental in shaping the history of Ancient Rome. He played a vital role in bringing about the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Ancient Romans were pioneers in several fields, including medicine. Agathinus, an eminent physician was the founder of a new medical sect, to which he gave the name of Episynthetici, while Antonius Musa became famous for curing Emperor Augustus’ serious malady. Also famous as the land of intellectuals, Ancient Rome produced philosophers such as Amelius Gentilianus, Fabianus Papirius, and Gaius Musonius Rufus. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Ancient Romans.
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar

13 July 0100

15 March 0044

Rome

Cancer

AugustusAugustus
(Roman roman emperor)

0063 BC

19 August 0014

Ancient Rome

Constantine the GreatConstantine the Great
(Roman Emperor)

27 February 0272

22 May 0337

Niš

Pisces

NeroNero
(Emperor of Rome)

15 December 0037

09 June 0068

Anzio

Sagittarius

CaligulaCaligula
(Roman Emperor)

31 August 0012

24 January 0041

Anzio

Virgo

HoraceHorace
(Roman poet)

08 December 0065

27 November 0008

Venosa, Italy

Sagittarius

CiceroCicero
(Philosopher, Political Theorist)

03 January 0106

07 December 0043

Arpinum, Roman Republic, modern Arpino, Lazio, Italy

Capricorn

Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius
(Roman Emperor)

26 April 0121

17 March 0180

Rome

Taurus

Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder
(Philosopher)

0023 AD

0079 AD

ClaudiusClaudius
(Roman emperor)

01 August 0010

13 October 0054

Lyon

Leo

Virgil Virgil
(Poet)

15 October 0070

21 September 0019

Virgilio, Lombardy

Libra

TiberiusTiberius
(Roman Emperor)

16 November 0042

16 March 0037

Rome, Italy

Scorpio

HypatiaHypatia
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer)

0370 AD

0415 AD

Alexandria, Province of Egypt, Eastern Roman Empire

VespasianVespasian
(Roman Emperor)

17 November 0009

23 June 0079

Falacrine

Scorpio

Pontius PilatePontius Pilate
(Presided Over the Trial of Jesus)

0039 AD

Roman Italy, Italy

DomitianDomitian
(Roman Emperor)

24 October 0051

18 September 0096

Rome

Scorpio

OvidOvid
(Poet)

20 March 0043

0017 AD

Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic

Pisces

PlutarchPlutarch
(Philosopher, Historian, Biographer, Essayist, & Middle Platonist)

0045 AD

0120 AD

Chaeronea

TitusTitus
(Roman Emperor)

30 December 0039

13 September 0081

Rome

Capricorn

PlotinusPlotinus
(Founder of Neo-Platonism)

0204 AD

0270 AD

Lycopolis

PhiloPhilo
(Philosopher)

0025 BC

0045 AD

Alexandria, Egypt

St Paul St Paul
(Religious Preacher)

0005 AD

0067 AD

Tarsus, Mersin

St. AugustineSt. Augustine
(Philosopher)

13 November 0354

28 August 0430

Thagaste, Numidia (now Souk Ahras, Algeria)

Scorpio

Claudius PtolemyClaudius Ptolemy
(Astronomer, Cartographer & Mathematician)

0090 AD

0168 AD

Egypt

Anicius Manlius Severinus BoethiusAnicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
(Philosopher, Theologian, Statesman)

0480 AD

0524 AD

Rome

Seneca the YoungerLucius Annaeus Seneca
(Roman Philosopher & Statesman)

0004 BC

0065 AD

Córdoba

Seneca the YoungerSeneca the Younger
(Roman statesman)

29 February 0004

0065 AD

Córdoba, Spain

Pisces

AmbroseAmbrose
(writer,philosopher,theologian)

0337 AD

04 April 0397

Trier, Germany

NervaNerva
(politician)

08 November 0030

27 January 0098

Narni

Scorpio

IrenaeusIrenaeus
(Bishop)

0130 AD

0202 AD

Smyrna, Turkey

BoethiusBoethius
(Philosopher)

0480 AD

0524 AD

Rome, Italy

AtticusAtticus

LucretiusLucretius
(Poet, philosopher, writer)

15 October 0099

0055 BC

Libra

Apollonius of TyanaApollonius of Tyana

PlautusPlautus
(Comedy writer)

0254 BC

0184 BC

Sarsina, Italy

Pope Damasus IPope Damasus I
(Catholic priest , Poet)

0305 AD

11 December 0384

Rome, Italy

Constantius ChlorusConstantius Chlorus
(Politician)

31 March 0250

25 July 0306

Illyricum

Aries

PetroniusPetronius
(Author)

0027 AD

0066 AD

Marseille, France

LucanLucan
(poet)

03 November 0039

30 April 0065

Córdoba, Spain

Scorpio

TroilusTroilus

SejanusSejanus

18 October 0031

Volsinii

Gaius MaecenasGaius Maecenas
(Poet)

15 April 0068

0008 BC

Arezzo, Italy

Aries

StatiusStatius
(poet)

0045 AD

0096 AD

Naples, Italy

PropertiusPropertius
(poet)

0047 BC

0014 BC

Umbria, Italy

PersiusPersius
(poet)

04 December 0034

24 November 0062

Volterra, Italy

Sagittarius

AusoniusAusonius
(Poet)

0310 AD

0395 AD

Bordeaux, France

TibullusTibullus
(poet,writer)

0055 BC

0055 BC

Rome, Italy

Sidonius ApollinarisSidonius Apollinaris
(Poet)

0430 AD

31 July 0489

Lugdunum

PrudentiusPrudentius
(Poet)

0348 AD

0413 AD

Hispania Tarraconensis

Marc AntonyMarc Antony

14 January 0083

01 August 0030

Rome

Capricorn

ClaudianClaudian
(Poet)

0370 AD

0404 AD

Alexandria, Egypt

Helvius CinnaHelvius Cinna
(Poet)

0085 BC

20 March 0044

Roman Republic

Marcus ManiliusMarcus Manilius
(poet, astrologer)

0001 AD

Paulinus of NolaPaulinus of Nola
(Poet)

0354 AD

22 June 0431

Bordeaux, France

Silius ItalicusSilius Italicus
(Poet)

0025 AD

0101 AD

Publius Cornelius TacitusPublius Cornelius Tacitus

2056 AD

0117 AD

Gaul

Publius Terentius AferPublius Terentius Afer

0185 BC

0159 BC

Carthage

Statius CaeciliusStatius Caecilius

0220 BC

0166 BC

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