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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)

Born: 121 AD
Died: 180 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Emperor, Philosopher


121 AD - Born on the 26th of April in Rome.


147 AD - He received the proconsular imperium outside Rome and the tribunicia potestas, the main formal powers of emperorship.


145 AD - Married Annia Galeria Faustina or Faustina the Younger, who was Antoninus' daughter and his paternal cousin.


180 AD - Died on the 17th of march in the city of Vindobona.


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