IMperator

Emperor become the official title by which the ruler of the Roman Empire was known.

The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman State during the imperial period Often when a given Roman is described as becoming "emperor" in English, it reflects his taking of the title Augustus or Caesar. Another title often used was imperator, originally a military honorific. Early Emperors also used the title princeps. Emperors frequently amassed Republican titles, notably princeps Senatus, consul and Pontifex Maximus.The majority of Roman writers, including Josephus, Pliny the Younger, Suetonius and Appian, as well as most of the ordinary people of the Empire, thought of Julius Caesar as the first Emperor.

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The Emperors
14BC - 567 AD
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Julio-Claudian dynasty (the end of the republic)

27BC-14AD:

Augustus

14-37: Tiberius

37-41: Caligula

41-54: Claudius

54-68: Nero

Year of the Four Emperors and Flavian Dynasty

68-69: Galba

69: Otho

69: Vitellius

69-79: Vespasian

79-81: Titus

81-96: Domitian

Nervan-Antonian Dynasty

96-98: Nerva

98-117: Trajan

117-138: Hadrian

138-161: Antoninus Pius

161-169: Lucius Aurelius Verus

161-180: Marcus Aurelius

180-192: Commodus

Year of the Five Emperors & Severan Dynasty

193: Pertinax

193: Didius Julian

193-194: Pescenius Niger

193-194: Clodius Albinus

193-211: Septimius Severus

209-211: Geta

211-217: Caracalla

217-218: Macrinus

218-222: Elagabalus

222-235: Alexander Severus

Emperors during the Crisis of the Third Century

235-238: Maximin Thrax

238: Gordian I

238: Gordian II

238:

Pupienus

238: Balbinus

238-244: Gordian III

244-249: Philipp The Arab

249-251: Decius

251: Hostilian

251-253: Gallus

253: Aemilian

253-259: Valerian

259-268: Gallienus

268-270: Claudius II

270: Quintillus

270-275: Aurelian

275-276: Tacitus

276: Florian

276-282: Probus

282-283: Carus

283-284: Numerian

283-285: Carinus

The DOMINATE

Tetrarchy

284-305: Diocletian

286-305: Maximian

305-306: Constantius I

305-311: Galerius

306-307: Severus II

306-337: Constantine

306-308: Maximian
2nd time

306-312: Maxentius

308-313: Maximinus Daia II

311-324: Licinius

Constantinian Dynasty (the Christian emperor)

311-337: Constantine

337-340: Constantine II

337-350: Constans I

337-361: Constantius II

361-363: Julian

Non-dynasic

363-364: Jovian

Valentinian Dynasty

364-375: Valentinian I

375-383: (West) Gratian

375-392: (West)

Valentinian II

Theodosian Dynasty

 

383-388: Maximus

392-934: Eugenius

393-423: Honorius

421: Constantius III

423-425: Johannes

425-455: Valentinian III

 

The End Western Empire

455: Petronius

455-456: Avitus

457-461: Majorian

461-465: Severus

467-472: Anthemius

472: Olybrius

473: Glycerius

473-475: Julius Nepos

475-476: Romulus

Augustulus
 

Emperors of the Eastern Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

364-378: Valens

 

 

 

 

379-395: Theodosius I

 

395-408: Arcadius

 

408-450: Theodosius II

 

 

 

450-457: Marcian

 

 

457-474: Leo I

 

 

 

 

473-474: Leo II

474-491: Zeno

475-476:Basiliscus

491-518 Anastasius I

518-527 Justin I

527-565 Justinian I

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1449-1453 Constantine XI

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