There were no emperors in the Roman Republic. 


Julius Caesar was rather like an emperor but he was a dictator.

Caesar Augustus

27 BC - 14 AD


14 - 37 AD


41 - 54 AD


54 - 68 AD


69 - 79 AD


81 - 96 AD


98 - 117 AD

In the remaining 340 years of the empire, there were about 70 other emperors, but not many people these days have heard of any of them. 


117 - 138 AD

510 BC

100 BC

50 BC


20 AD

50 AD

40 AD

70 AD

60 AD

80 AD

100 AD

400 AD

150 AD

480 AD

The Roman Republic was established in 509 BC


Three great philosophers lived during the first 200 years of the Republic: Socrates (469-399), Plato (428-348), Aristotle (384-322)

Caesar invaded Gaul and Britain in 55 BC, and Britain again in 54 BC

Roman Empire founded in 27 BC by Caesar Augustus.

Claudius conquered Britain in 43 AD making it part of the empire.

Claudius died in 54 AD, probably murdered by his wife, Julia Agrippina.

Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC

Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC, heralding the end of the republic.

Birth of Jesus, which we record as the year 0 AD (anno domini).

Jesus was crucified in around 30 AD.

Julia Agrippina died in 59 AD, murdered on the orders of her son, Nero.

Great fire of Rome in 64 AD (while Nero fiddled!)

The volcano Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, covering Pompeii in ash.

Sallustius Lucullus was put to death some time in the AD 80s or 90s.

The building of Hadrian's Wall began in 122 AD and took about 6 years. 

Fishbourne Roman Palace burned down in 270 or 280 AD.

Rome lost control of Britain in 407 AD.

Fall of Rome and collapse of Roman Empire in 476 AD.

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"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

Cormac McCarthy

Last updated 22 February 2021  © Julia Edwards

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