Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
16t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Marcus Aurelius in the Musée Saint-Raymond, Toulouse.
Reign 8 Mairch 161–169
(wi Lucius Verus);
169–177 (alone);
177 – Mairch 180
(wi Commodus)
Full name

Marcus Annius Catilius Severus
(or Marcus Catilius Severus;
birth to marriage)
Marcus Annius Verus
(marriage tae adoption bi Antoninus Pius)
Marcus Aelius Aurelius Verus Caesar
(as imperial heir)

Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
(as emperor)
Born 26 Aprile 121(121-04-26)
Birthplace Roum
Dee'd 17 Mairch 180(180-03-17) (agit 58)
Place o daith Vindobona or Sirmium
Buriet Hadrian's Mausoleum
Predecessor Antoninus Pius
Successor Commodus
Wife Faustina the Younger
Dynasty Antonine
Faither Marcus Annius Verus
Mither Domitia Lucilla
Childer 14, incl. Commodus, Marcus Annius Verus, Antoninus an Lucilla

Marcus Aurelius (/ɔːˈrliəs/; Laitin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus;[1][notes 1] 26 Aprile 121 AD – 17 Mairch 180 AD) wis a Roman Emperor frae 161 tae 180. He ruled wi Lucius Verus as co-emperor frae 161 till Verus' daith in 169. He wis the last o the Five Guid Emperors, an is an aa considered ane o the maist important Stoic filosophers.

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  1. He wis originally named Marcus Annius Catilius Severus (or perhaps Marcus Catilius Severus).[2] When he married he teuk the name Marcus Annius Verus,[3] an when he wis named emperor, he wis given the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. In Classical Laitin, Aurelius' name would be inscribed as MARCVS AVRELIVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS.
  2. Dio 69.21.1; HA Marcus 1.9; McLynn, 24.
  3. Dio 69.21.1; HA Marcus 1.10; McLynn, 24.