Hadrian

Roman Emperor, reigned from 117AD to 138 AD the High Point of the Roman Empire, a capable and efficient leader with a passion for Greek learning and the arts

Known as the Emperor of culture than war, Hadrian governed with stability and avoided war, contentrating his enegy to the improvement of the administration of the Roman Empire and discipline in the army. He abandoned the east territories of Armenia and Mesopotapia which his predecessor Trajan had conquered and restricted the Empire to the frontier of the Euphrates river. He visited his territories extensively and personally inspected the army. A result of his visit to Britain was the Hadrian Wall. He is famous for building the Pantheon in Rome and the Imperial Villa at Tivoli.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Portrait
  • Nationality
    Roman
  • Born
    76 AD
  • Place of birth
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Died
    138 AD
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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