Full Name: Commodus [Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus]
Profession: Roman Emperor
Why Famous: Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180. Best known for his passion for the gladiatorial games, which he took so far as to take to the arena himself, dressed as a gladiator. His eccentric behaviour raised the ire of many in Rome, and eventually led to his assassination.