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roman emperor timelines

  • Period: 63 BCE to 14

    Augustus

  • Period: 42 BCE to 37

    Tiberius

  • 32 BCE

    Augustus wages war with Egypt

    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 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
    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 ill
    Gaius becomes severely ill only a few months after becoming Emperor
  • Period: 37 to 68

    Nero

  • 39

    Titus is born

    Titus is born
    Titus (future emperor of Rome) is born into a politically powerful family
  • Period: 39 to 81

    Titus

  • 41

    Claudius becomes emperor

    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
  • 41

    Gaius dies

    Gaius is killed by his own people after being declared a tyrant
  • Period: 51 to 96

    Domitian

  • 53

    Trajan is born

    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 (probably) burns the streets of Rome
    Nero sits and watches as the streets of Rome burn because of his actions.
  • 68

    Galba vs Nero

    with fear of assassination by Nero rising, Galba joined the revolt against Nero
  • 68

    Vitellius gains power in lower Germany.

    Vitellius is appointed governor of lower Germany
  • 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

    Galba is executed

    Galba is executed
    After Galba made many unpopular opinions with Rome, he was executed alongside Piso
  • 69

    Otho dies

    Otho committed suicide after losing a battle in 69 CE
  • 69

    Otho gets Galba killed

    Otho gets Galba killed
    Otho creates a conspiracy that ultimately ends in Galba getting murdered.
  • 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
    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 takes power
    Nerva becomes emperor in 96 CE
  • 96

    Domitian is murdered

    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
    Hadrian takes power as emperor in Rome after the demise of Trajan
  • 121

    Marcus is born

    Marcus is born
    Marcus, future emperor of Rome alongside his brother, is born.
  • Period: 121 to 180

    Marcus

  • 126

    Pertinax is born

    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
    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 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 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 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.