|Born||26 April 121, Rome, Italy|
|Died||17 March 180 (aged 58), Vindobona, Pannonia Superior|
|Spouse||Faustina the Younger|
|Father||Marcus Annius Verus|
Antoninus Pius (adoptive)
Known for his philosophical interests, Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history.
Marcus Aurelius was well-known for his philosophical interests, and he was among the most admired and respected emperors in the Roman history.
To become Augustus, Marcus Aurelius owes a lot. Also, thanks to Hadrian, who took his grooming responsibility from childhood to the present post.
After Hadrian died, he immediately became Caesar, while his political grooming continued to grow under the guidance of Antoninus Pius.
Another twenty years were needed to wait for him, in order to see himself become Augustus, and this a in year 161. This didn’t happen any sooner because he was involved in multiple wars that ate up his time and life in the office.
While fighting the ever-harassing tribes of the Germanic region, he lost his life and ultimately power, which was then transferred to Commodus, his son.
At the time of his lengthy ruling period, he is remembered as the noblest and most even-keeled among all emperors.
A considerable power of his post was preferred by him for pursuing the enlightenment period for his character.
According to the summary of Gibbon, “he was severe to himself, beneficial for the mankind and indulged to other’s imperfections.