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Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
16t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Ring8 Mairch 161–169
(wi Lucius Verus);
169–177 (alone);
177 – Mairch 180
(wi Commodus)
PredecessorAntoninus Pius
Born26 Apryle 121(121-04-26)
Dee'd17 Mairch 180(180-03-17) (aged 58)
Vindobona or Sirmium
BuirialHadrian's Mausoleum
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)
FaitherMarcus Annius Verus
MitherDomitia 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 philosophers.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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 Clessical 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.