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Emperors of Rome:

2nd Century

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Reigning emperors list & Bio's

2nd century

A total of 8 Emperors reigned during the 2nd Century CE, more information on each can be found by selecting the links below.

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Emperor Hadrian

Hadrian

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Reign:

Aug 117CE- Jul 138CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus

Birth Name:

Publius Aelius Hadrianus

Birth/death

Born 76BC, Hispania Baetica. Died 138CE, Baiae.

Dynasty

Nerva–Antonine

Hadrian Bio:

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Emperor Antoninus Pius

Antoninus Pius

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Reign:

Jul 138CE- Mar 161CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius

Birth Name:

Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus

Birth/death

Born 86CE, Lanuvium. Died 161CE, Lorium.

Dynasty

Nerva-Antonine

Antoninus Pius Bio:

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

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Reign:

Mar 161CE- Mar 180CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

Birth Name:

Marcus Annius Catilius Severus

Birth/death

Born 121CE, Rome. Died 180CE, Sirmium.

Dynasty

Nerva-Antonine

Marcus Aurelius Bio:

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Emperor Lucius Verus

Lucius Verus

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Reign:

Mar 161CE- 169CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus

Birth Name:

Lucius Ceionius Commodus

Birth/death

Born 130CE. Died 169CE, altinum.

Dynasty

Nerva-Antonine

Lucius Verus Bio:

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Emperor Commodus

Commodus

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Reign:

Nov 176CE- Dec 192CE

Regnal Name:

Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus

Birth Name:

Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus

Birth/death

Born 161CE, Lanuvium. Died 192CE, Rome.

Dynasty

Nerva-Antonine

Commodus Bio:

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Emperor Pertinax

Pertinax

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Reign:

Dec 192CE- Mar 193CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Publius Helvius Pertinax Augustus

Birth Name:

Publius Helvius Pertinax

Birth/death

Born 126CE, Alba pompeia. Died 193CE, Rome.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Pertinax Bio:

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Emperor Didius Julianus

Didius Julianus

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Reign:

Mar 193CE- Jun 193CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Marcus Didius Severus Julianus Augustus

Birth Name:

Marcus Didius Julianus

Birth/death

Born 133CE, Mediolanum. Died 193CE, Rome.

Dynasty

Non-Dynastic

Didius Julianus Bio:

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Emperor Septimius severus

Septimius Severus

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Reign:

Apr  193CE- Feb 211CE

Regnal Name:

Caesar Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus

Birth Name:

Lucius Septimius Severus

Birth/death

Born 145CE, Leptis Magna. Died 211CE, Eboracum.

Dynasty

Severan

Septimius Severus Bio:

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Last words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Eugène Delacroix