Roman Empire

Beginning of the end of the Roman Republic

Julius Caesar

49 BC - 44 BC

Julius was never officially a Roman Emperor but his contributions to society and his leadership made him memorable. Contributions like introducing the Julian Calendar and being one of the most accomplished military leaders of the ancient world.

Start of Roman Empire

Augustus

27 BC - 14 AD

Augustus was the first official Roman Emperor. He established the Pax Romana

Tiberius

14 AD - 37 AD

Tiberius was not popularly liked, but was appreciated for cutting down taxes and luxury spending

Caligula

37 AD - 41 AD

While Caligula several reforms and policies that were for the benefit of the citizens, he eventually became a violent horrible leader who squandered state treasury for his individualistic motives, engaged in sexual activities with wives of other men and called himself God.

Claudius

41 AD - 54 AD

Claudius expanded the empire tremendously for the first time since Augustus.

Nero

54 CE - 68 CE

Nero was the youngest leader yet and was a courageous, flamboyant person who had ultimately done nothing to advance the roman empire.

Galba

68 CE - 69 CE

One of the four short term leaders during a period of civil war.

Ortho

69 CE

One of the four short term leaders during a period of civil war.

Vitellius

69 CE

One of the four short term leaders during a period of civil war.

Titus

79 CE - 81 CE

Titus was a military leader before becoming Emperor and while he was the emperor he ended the jewish rebellion, claimed control of jerusalem, and finished the Flavian Amphitheater.