On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 79 AD

Roman Emperor Vespasian
Roman Emperor
Vespasian
  • Sep 23 Pope Linus, second Bishop of Rome after St Peter
  • Oct 25 Gaius Plinius Secundus [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral and writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius [approx date, month of eruption disputed] [1] [2]