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Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Full Name: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Profession: Roman Emperor

Roman Empire

Biography: Roman Emperor from 161 to 180, he was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East. He is considered one of the best Roman Emperors in history.

Born: April 26, 121
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 17, 180 (aged 58)

Historical Events

  • 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
  • 0176-11-27 Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of Imperator
  • 0177-01-01 Commodus, son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius becomes consul for the first time - at 15 then youngest ever in Roman history
  • 0180-03-17 Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius dies leaving his son Commodus aged 18 as sole emperor

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