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Hadrian Emperor of Rome (76 - 138)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Soldier and administrator; in 117 succeeded his distant relative Trajan as emperor of Rome. Founder of Adrianople, Antinoopolis and other cities; commissioner of the Pantheon in Rome, the Villa at Tivoli and many other buildings and works of art; patron of learning and the arts. Commissioned Hadrian’s Wall in north Britain 122-8.


Born: 76 in Rome

Died: 138

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