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Antoninus Pius

Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius

Full Name: Titus Fulvius Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius
Profession: Roman Emperor

Roman Empire

Why Famous: Roman Emperor from 138 to 161. He was a member of the Nerva–Antonine dynasty and the Aurelii. During his reign the empire had perhaps its greatest time of peace and prosperity.

Born: September 19, 86
Birthplace: Lanuvium, Italy
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 7, 161 (aged 74)

Historical Events

  • 0138-02-25 The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor
  • 0138-07-11 Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Emperor of Rome
  • 0161-03-07 Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, an unprecedented political arrangement in the Roman Empire

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