Famous Ancient Roman - Ancient Roman Celebrities

Ancient Roman Empire, located along the Mediterranean Sea, was one of the largest empires in the ancient world. A region where art and culture thrived, Ancient Rome was home to numerous scholars, philosophers, warriors, artists and painters of repute. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was not just a brave warrior, but also one of the most important Stoic philosophers of his era. His personal writings compiled as ‘Meditations’ is considered to be a seminal work of stoic philosophy. Gaius Julius Caesar is another well-known political figure who was instrumental in shaping the history of Ancient Rome. He played a vital role in bringing about the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Ancient Romans were pioneers in several fields, including medicine. Agathinus, an eminent physician was the founder of a new medical sect, to which he gave the name of Episynthetici, while Antonius Musa became famous for curing Emperor Augustus’ serious malady. Also famous as the land of intellectuals, Ancient Rome produced philosophers such as Amelius Gentilianus, Fabianus Papirius, and Gaius Musonius Rufus. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Ancient Romans.

Find out more about the greatest Ancient Romans, including Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Caligula and Marcus Aurelius.

The Most Famous Ancient Roman

Vitruvius80 BCAncient RomanVitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC
Flavius Odoacer435Ancient RomanFlavius Odoacer was a soldier who went on to become the King of Italy
AugustusAncient RomanAugustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor
HoraceAncient RomanHorace was an ancient Roman poet who was one of the leading poets of Augustan Age
Julius CaesarAncient RomanJulius Caesar, one of Ancient Rome's most famous individuals, was a statesman who changed the face of Rome
CommodusAugust 31, 161Ancient RomanCommodus (Lucius Aurelius Commodus) was a Roman emperor during the early years of the first millennium
Marcus Licinius Crassus115 BCAncient RomanMarcus Licinius Crassus was a renowned Roman general and politician
Jesus ChristAncient RomanJesus Christ was the founder of Christianity, declared to be the Son of God in New Testament
Plotinus204Ancient RomanPlotinus was one of the most important philosophers of the ancient world
Lucius Annaeus Seneca4 BCAncient RomanLucius Annaeus Seneca, commonly known as Seneca, was a Roman philosopher and statesman


Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor

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St. Augustine

Saint Augustine was a Christian theologian regarded as one of the foremost figures of the ancient western church

Constantine the Great

Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor of Illyrian ancestry who ruled from 306 to 337 AD


Domitian was the last Roman emperor of the Flavian dynasty who ruled from 81 to 96 AD


Vespasian was the ninth emperor of Rome who founded the Flavian dynasty of emperors


Nero was the last Roman emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty who ruled from 54 to 68 AD

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity, declared to be the Son of God in New Testament

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Caligula was the 3rd Emperor of Roman Empire


Claudius was a Roman emperor who made Britain a province of the Roman Empire

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Claudius Ptolemy

Ptolemy was a prominent Greek astronomer and geographer

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