roman emperor timelines By i_am_smart_boi Period: 63 BCE to 14 Augustus Period: 42 BCE to 37 Tiberius 32 BCE Augustus wages war with Egypt After Marc Antony left Octavia, Augustus (formerly known as Octavian) waged war against Cleopatra and Marc. Period: 10 BCE to 54 Claudius Period: 3 BCE to 69 Galba 9 Vespasian is born Vespasian, a future emperor of Rome, is born. Period: 9 to 79 Vespasian Period: 12 to 41 Gaius 14 Augustus dies Augustus passes away at the old age of 75 14 Tiberius becomes Emperor Tiberius becomes emperor of Rome after the deaths of Julia's children Period: 15 to 69 Vitellius Period: 32 to 69 Otho Period: 35 to 98 Nerva 37 Tiberius dies Tiberius dies from natural causes at the age of 78 37 Gaius becomes ill Gaius becomes severely ill only a few months after becoming Emperor Period: 37 to 68 Nero 39 Titus is born Titus (future emperor of Rome) is born into a politically powerful family Period: 39 to 81 Titus 41 Gaius dies Gaius is killed by his own people after being declared a tyrant 41 Claudius becomes emperor Claudius is proclaimed emperor of Rome after being found cowering in fear. 41 Claudius begins his paranoid acts in the empire the first thing Claudius did when he became emperor was execute Caligula's assassins Period: 51 to 96 Domitian 53 Trajan is born Trajan is born in the town of Baetica Period: 53 to 117 Trajan 64 Nero (probably) burns the streets of Rome Nero sits and watches as the streets of Rome burn because of his actions. 68 Vitellius gains power in lower Germany. Vitellius is appointed governor of lower Germany 68 Galba vs Nero with fear of assassination by Nero rising, Galba joined the revolt against Nero 68 Nero's reign of terror ends Nero kills himself after he is declared a tyrant by the Roman people to avoid jail time 69 Otho dies Otho committed suicide after losing a battle in 69 CE 69 Otho gets Galba killed Otho creates a conspiracy that ultimately ends in Galba getting murdered. 69 Galba is executed After Galba made many unpopular opinions with Rome, he was executed alongside Piso 70 Vespasian raises taxes because of financial issues in the Roman government, Vespasian raised taxes by a lot Period: 76 to 138 Hadrian 79 Vespasian dies Vespasian dies of illness in 79 CE 79 Titus observes the destruction in Pompeii Titus takes a trip to Pompeii after the eruption that killed many. While he did this, a major fire began to rage in Rome. 81 Domitian becomes emperor Domitian Takes power as emperor before his brother even dies Period: 86 to 161 Antoninus 96 Nerva takes power Nerva becomes emperor in 96 CE 96 Domitian is murdered Domitian is stabbed in the groin after a conspiracy conducted by the Roman citizens was successful 98 Nerva dies Nerva passes away of unknown causes in 98 CE 99 Trajan shows generosity and kindness Trajan treats the senate with high respect, and he displays generosity towards the common people of Rome. 117 Hadrian leads an army in syria Hadrian is put in control of an army that was needed in Syria if the Romans wanted their plans to be successful 117 Hadrian takes power Hadrian takes power as emperor in Rome after the demise of Trajan 121 Marcus is born Marcus, future emperor of Rome alongside his brother, is born. Period: 121 to 180 Marcus 126 Pertinax is born Pertinax, the son of a freed slave, is born 126 CE Period: 126 to 193 Pertinax 138 Antoninus becomes Emperor Antoninus becomes emperor of Rome. He is known as one of the five good emperors of Rome 142 Antoninus has a wall built Antoninus had a large barrier built to extend Rome farther than Hadrian's Wall. 161 Marcus becomes co-emperor alongside his brother. Marcus and his brother rule Rome together as co-emperors. 161 Commodus is born Commodus comes into the not-so-great Roman empire. Period: 161 to 192 Commodus 164 Macrinus is born Macrinus arrives in the world. Period: 164 to 218 Macrinus 173 Maximinus Thrax is born Maximinus Thrax, a Roman emperor who would meet an unfortunate fate, is born. Period: 173 to 211 Thrax 182 Commodus goes mad after an assassination attempt from one of his relatives, Commodus slips into insanity. 193 Pertinax's reign begins... and ends Pertinax becomes emperor of Rome, however, his reign only lasts about 3 months before he is murdered by his own soldiers. 211 Maximinus Thrax is killed by his army. Maximinus Thrax's army lost confidence in him after many failed battles, so they decided to kill him. 217 Macrinus becomes emperor Macrinus is declared emperor of Rome 3 days after the assasination of the previous emperor. Macrinus is the first emperor with no senatorial success.