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Timeline of Roman Emperors

Timeline of Roman Emperors
Dates the Emperors Ruled

27BC-14AD: Augustus Caesar "The first Roman Emperor"

14AD-37AD: Tiberius "The Emperor who trusted Sejanus and lived in Capri"

37-41AD: Caligula "The Evil Emperor who proclaimed himself a god"

41-54AD: Claudius "The bumbling Emperor who married the infamous Messalina"

54-68AD: Nero "The mad tyrant who blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome"

68-69AD: Galba "The old man the first in the Year of the four Emperors"

69AD: Otho "The greedy ruler who lasted just three months" Timeline

69AD: Vitellius "The man who killed his dissolute son" Timeline

69-79AD: Vespasian "The Emperor who built the Colosseum" Timeline

79-81AD: Titus "The Emperor who destroyed the temple in Jerusalem"

81-96AD: Domitian "The evil emperor who murdered thousands of Christians"

96-98AD: Nerva  "The first of the Five Good Emperors" Timeline

98-117AD: Trajan "The Emperor who left the legacy of Trajan's market and Column"

117-138AD: Hadrian "The Emperor who built Hadrian's Wall" Timeline

138-161AD: Antoninus Pius "The Excellent Emperor" Timeline

161-180AD: Marcus Aurelius "The Philosopher, last of the Five Good Emperors"

161-169AD: Lucius Verus: Joint Rule with Marcus Aurelius

177-192AD: Commodus "More savage than Domitian, more foul than Nero".

193AD: Pertinax "The Emperor who was murdered by the Praetorian guard"

193AD: Didius Julianus "The man who paid to become Emperor"

193-194AD: Pescennius Niger "The Black Emperor"  Timeline

195-197AD: Claudius Albinus  "The Emperor who made a bad deal..." 

193-211AD: Septimius Severus "Emperor who increased the Praetorian Guards to 50,000" 

198-217AD: Caracalla "The common enemy of mankind." Timeline

209-212AD: Geta "The hated brother of Caracalla..."  Timeline

217-218AD: Macrinus  "The Praetorian guard who killed Caracalla..."

218AD: Diadumenian "The Boy-Caesar - killed when he was 10 years old"

218-222AD: Elagabalus "He married a Vestal Virgin and then took a husband..."

222-238AD: Alexander Severus  "He who revoked all former edicts against the Christians"

235-238AD: Maximinus Thrax  "The Thug..." Roan Emperors Timeline

238AD: Gordian I "The Octogenarian..."  Timeline

238AD: Gordian II "Co-Emperor with his father" 

238AD: Balbinus "The Orator and Poet..." Roman Emperors Timeline

238AD: Pupienus  "The Disciplinarian..."  Timeline

238-244AD: Gordian III "Grandson Of Gordian I and Nephew Of Gordian II"  

244-249AD: Philip the Arab "Philip and Severa - the first Christian imperial couple"  

244-249AD: Philip II "The boy emperor who died in his mother's arms" 

248AD: Pacatian "The Usurper from Bulgaria..."  Timeline

248AD: Jotapian "The Usurper from Syria..."  Roman Emperors Timeline 

249-251AD: Trajan Decius "One of the most cruel persecutors of the Christians"  

251AD: Herennius Etruscus "Killed by a Goth's arrow"  Roman Emperors Timeline

251AD: Hostilian "The Emperor who died from the Plague" Roman Emperors Timeline

251-253AD: Trebonianus Gallus "The Emperor, the Plague, the Persians and the mutiny" 
251-253AD: Volusian "The son who was raised to the position of Joint Emperor" 

253AD: Aemilian "Three months as Emperor, then death"  Roman Emperors Timeline

253-260AD: Valerian  "The Emperor who was skinned and stuffed with manure" 

253-268AD: Gallienus "Famine, Plague and the 'Thirty Tyrants"  Roman Emperors Timeline

268-270AD: Claudius II (Gothicus) "He fought the Goths, the Vandals and Traitors..." 

270AD: Quintillus  "Champion of the Senate" Timeline

270-275AD: Aurelian "The illiterate military genius..."  Roman Emperors Timeline

267-273AD: Zenobia  "The Warrior Queen..."  Timeline

Interregnum - A Period of about 6 Months when the Empire was without an Emperor.

275-276AD: Tacitus "The Emperor who followed the Interregnum..."  

276AD: Florianus "The Emperor who ruled for 88 days..."   

276-282AD: Probus "The Emperor who believed that idle hands make mischief..."

282-283AD: Carus "The Frugal emperor..."  Timeline

283-284AD: Numerian "The Emperor whose body was left to rot..."   

283-285AD: Carinus "The debauched Emperor suspected of incest..." 

285AD: Nigrian "Was this infant the product of incest?" Timeline

284-285AD: Julian of Pannonia "The last usurper before the Roman Empire was split..."

In 285 the Roman Empire was split in half by Diocletian
The Western Roman Empire
The Eastern Roman Empire or the Byzantine Empire

284-305AD: Diocletian "The Emperor who split the Roman Empire..."  

286-305AD *** 306 - 308 AD *** 310 AD: Maximianus(with Diocletian 286-305AD, and ruled again after a brief abdication 306-308 and then again in 310AD)

287-293AD: Carausius "The Usurper Emperor of the Britannic Empire..." Timeline 

293-296AD: Allectus "The second Usurper Emperor of the Britannic Empire..."  

296-297AD: Domitius Domitianus "The Usurper Emperor of Egypt..." Timeline 

305-306AD: Constantius Chlorus "The Emperor who recovered Brittania..."  

305-311AD: Galerius  "The Emperor who persecuted the Christians but eventually begged for their prayers..."  

306-312AD: Maxentius "The Usurper Emperor who provoked another Civil War..."  

306-309:
Valerius Romulus "The Boy Emperor who came from a family of Emperors..."  

306-307AD: Severus II  "The Emperor who was murdered at Tres Tabernae..."  

307-337AD: Constantine the Great "The Christian Emperor who united the Empire..."  

309-313AD: Maximinus "Killed in Tarsus with his wife and children ..."  

308-311AD: Domitius Alexander "The usurper Emperor of Africa..." Timeline 

308-324AD: Licinius I "The Emperor who fought against Constantine the Great..."  

314AD: Valerian Valens "The Emperor whose death formed part of a peace treaty..."  

317-324AD: Licinius II "The Son of the Emperor who plotted with the Goths..."  

317-326AD: Crispus "The Caesar who was falsely accused of treason..."  

323-324AD: Sextus Martinianus "Executed on orders from Constantine"

335-337AD: Delmatius  "The Emperor who died in a blood bath..." Timeline 

335-337AD: Hannibalianus "Ruled as 'Rex' or King..."  Timeline

337-340AD: Constantine II "Killed  fighting over territory with his brother..."  

337-350AD: Constans  "The Emperor who was put to death by an ambitious soldier..."  

337-361AD: Constantius II  "The second and worst of the sons of Constantine the Great..."  

350-353AD: Magnentius "The Christian Emperor who fell on his sword..."  

351-353AD: Decentius "The Usurper Emperor who hung himself..."  

350AD: Vetranio  "The Emperor who was stripped of the purple ..."  

350AD: Nepotian "The Emperor who had his head paraded on a spear..."  

351-354AD: Constantius Gallus "His pardon failed to reach the executioner..."  

360-363AD: Julian the Apostate  "The Last non-Christian Roman Emperor..."  

363-364AD: Jovian "The Emperor who re-established Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire..."  

364-375AD: Valentinian I "The Emperor given to fits of rage..."  Timeline

364-378AD: Valens "The Emperor who allowed the Goths to settle on Roman territory..."  

365-366AD: Procopius "The last of the Constantinian dynasty dies..."  

367-383AD: Gratian "The Emperor who was deserted and murdered by his soldiers..."  

375-392AD: Valentinian II "The Emperor who was strangled to death..."  

379-395AD:
Theodosius I "The Emperor who resisted the Barbarians..."  

383-388AD: Magnus "Was this Emperor the nephew of Old King Cole?"  

383-408AD: Arcadius "The Emperor who engaged Alaric the Goth to be the guardian of the Eastern empire..."  Roman Emperors Timeline 

387-388AD: Flavius Victor "The Usurper whose mother was a Queen of the Britons..."  

392-394AD: Eugenius  "Executed by beheading" Roman Emperors Timeline 

393-423AD: Honorius "The End of the Gladiators and the Sack of Rome..."  

400-404AD: Arcadius "Dominated by Rufinus..."   Roman Emperors Timeline

402-450AD: Theodosius II "The Emperor who introduced the law code of Theodosius II..."

407-411AD: Constantine III "The Usurper Emperor who was ordained priest hoping for mercy..."

408-411AD: Constans II "The Usurper Emperor who was betrayed by his general..."

409-410: Priscus Attalus "The Usurper Emperor who was banished..."  409-410 & 414-415AD

411-413AD: Jovinus "The Emperor who defeated at the siege of Valence..."  

412-413AD: Sebastianus "The Usurper Emperor whose head was sent to the imperial court..." Roman Emperors Timeline 

421AD: Constantius III "The Emperor who retrieved the western empire from the brink of disaster..."

423-425AD: Ioannes "Captured, mutilated and while still living, set upon an ass in the Roman Circus and finally killed..." 

425-455AD: Valentinian III "The Vandals were coming and so was Attila the Hun..."

450-457AD: Marcian "The Emperor who refused to recognize the emperors of the West"  

455AD: Petronius Maximus "The Assassin Emperor..." Roman Emperors Timeline

455-456AD: Avitus "The Emperor who was backed by the Visigoths..."

457-474AD: Leo I "The Emperor who was known as 'the great Thracian' by friends and 'the Butcher' by his enemies..." Roman Emperors Timeline  

457-461AD: Majorian "The Emperor who gained victories over the Franks & Vandals..."   

461-465AD: Libius Severus "The Puppet Emperor who was probably poisoned..."

467-472AD: Anthemius  "The Emperor who believed that he was a victim of sorcery..."  

472AD: Olybrius "Pawn of Ricimer, who died of dropsy..."  Roman Emperors Timeline

473-474AD: Glycerius "The Exiled Emperor ..." Roman Emperors Timeline

474-475AD: Julius Nepos "The Emperor who was killed by the man he had deposed..."

475-476AD: Romulus Augustus "The Last Roman Emperor..."  

Eastern Empire (Byzantine)

Timeline of Roman Emperors - Dates the Emperors Ruled

Timeline of Gallic Emperors

253-255AD: Valerian II

259AD: Saloninus

260-261AD: Macrianus

260-261AD: Quietus

260AD: Regalianus

259-268AD: Postumus

268AD: Laelianus

268AD: Marius

268-270AD: Victorinus

270-273AD: Tetricus I

270-273AD: Tetricus II

Timeline of Roman Emperors - Dates the Emperors Ruled

Timeline of Roman Emperors - the Usurpers or Pretenders
The above Timeline of Roman Emperors provides details of all of the "official" Roman Emperors together with details of the usurpers and pretenders who were also proclaimed emperor or empress. The names of the usurpers or pretenders are as follows: Cyriades, Postumus, Postumus the Younger, Lollianus, Victorinus, Victorinus the Younger, Marius, Ingenuus, Regalianus, Aureolus, Macrianus, Macrianus the Younger, Quietus, Odaenathus, Herodes, Maeonius, Ballista, Valens, Valens the Elder, Piso, Aemilianus, Saturninus, Tetricus the Elder, Tetricus the Younger, Trebellianus, Herennianus, Timolaus, Celsus, Zenobia, Victoria, Titus, Censorinus. 

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