Roman Emperors Part 1 (27 BC - AD 395)

Events

Augustus

27 BC - 14 AD

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Tiberius

14 AD - 37 AD

Caligula

37 AD - 41 AD

Claudius

41 AD - 54 AD

Nero

54 AD - 68 AD

Galba

68 AD - 69 AD

Vitellius

69 AD

Vespasian

69 AD - 79 AD

Otho

69 AD

Titus

79 AD - 81 AD

Domitian

81 AD - 96 AD

Nerva

96 AD - 98 AD

Marks the beginning of the ANTONINE AGE, a.k.a. "The High Empire".

Trajan

98 AD - 117 AD

Hadrian

117 AD - 138 AD

Antoninus Pius

138 AD - 161 AD

Sought peace and prosperity for the people of Rome during a tranquil reign. The Adopted son of Hadrian, succeeded by Marcus Aurelius, with whom he was co-ruler. This marks the innovation of joint rule which is a later tactic adapted by Domitian.

Lucius Verus

161 AD - 169 AD

Adopted by Marcus Aurelius, with whom he co-ruled.

Marcus Aurelius

161 AD - 180 AD

A stoic philosopher, famous for his campaigns against the Parthians, Germans and Upper Danube

Commodus

180 AD - 192 AD

Son of Marcus Aurelius, was an immature and incapable individual who was assassinated by the senate, marking the end of the Antonine Dynasty.
Sought to identify himself as a god; He was a megalomaniac whose rule was marked by corruption.

Didius Julianus

193 AD

Pertinax

193 AD

Was appointed by assassins at the beginning of a troubled century to come, when 5 army generals bided for power, the victor being Septimus Severus.

Septimius Severus

193 AD - 211 AD

North African from Libya (?), beginning of Severan Dynasty.

"A ruthless butcher"
Launched massive building spree @ ____
Arch of Septimus Severus commemorates Parthian victories

Geta

211 AD - 212 AD

Caracalla

211 AD - 217 AD

Sucessor of his father Septimus Severus along with his brother Geta

Geta soon gets murdered
Launches enormous building spree- baths of Caracalla
He's only around c. 6 years before he is murdered

Macrinus

217 AD - 218 AD

Heliogabalus

218 AD - 222 AD

Alexander Severus

222 AD - 235 AD

Maximinus

235 AD - 238 AD

Gordian III

238 AD - 244 AD

Gordian I

238 AD

Balbinus

238 AD

Gordian II

238 AD

Pupienus

238 AD

Philip I

244 AD - 249 AD

Philip II

247 AD - 249 AD

Decius

249 AD - 251 AD

Trebonianus Gallus

251 AD - 253 AD

Valerian

253 AD - 260 AD

Persecutes Christians

Aemilian

253 AD

Gallienus

259 AD - 268 AD

Claudius

268 AD - 270 AD

Quintillus

270 AD

Aurelian

270 AD - 275 AD

Tacitus

275 AD - 276 AD

Florian

276 AD

Probus

276 AD - 282 AD

Carus

282 AD - 283 AD

Carinus

282 AD - 285 AD

Numerian

283 AD - 284 AD

Diocletian

284 AD - 305 AD

Strengthens the frontiers & increases size of Army
Establishes TETRARCHY- different people in charge of different places in Rome - EAST = Diocletian, WEST= _____
Built palace for himself @ Split, Croatia

Maximian

286 AD - 305 AD

Galerius

305 AD - 310 AD

Constantius Chlorus

305 AD - 306 AD

Maxentius

306 AD - 312 AD

Unpleasant individual, 6 year rule saw the building of the temple of Hadrian, the Temple of Roma and Venus, _____

Flavius Severus

306 AD - 307 AD

Constantine the Great

306 AD - 337 AD

Christianity becomes a major issue in Rome, people demand inclusion
The battle of the ___ brings him back to Rome to fight Maxentius
Marks the end of the multiple people rule
Sees the empire becoming a Christian one
He rules from the East
Arch of Constantine commemorates victory of Milvian Bridge, 315 AD)

Licinius

308 AD - 324 AD

Maximinus

308 AD - 314 AD

Constantine II

337 AD - 340 AD

Constantinus II

337 AD - 361 AD

Constans

337 AD - 350 AD

Magnentius

350 AD - 353 AD

Julian

361 AD - 363 AD

Resposible for the introduction of the Julian calendar

Jovian

363 AD - 364 AD

Valens

364 AC - 378 AC

Valentinian I

364 AD - 375 AD

Gratian

367 AD - 383 AD

Valentinian II

375 AD - 392 AD

Theodosius I

378 AD - 395 AD