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Emperors of the Western Empire



Julio-Claudian DynastyAncient Rome

NAME                    REIGN
Augustus                    January 16, 27 BC – August 19, 14 AD
Tiberius                      September 18, 14 AD – March 16, 37 AD
Caligula                      March 18, 37 AD – January 24, 41 AD
Claudius                     January 25/26, 41 AD – October 13, 54 AD
Nero                           October 13, 54 AD – June 9, 68 AD


Year of the Four Emperors and Flavian Dynasty

NAME                   REIGN
Galba                        June 8, 68 AD – January 15, 69 AD
Otho                          January 15, 69 AD – April 16, 69 AD
 Vitellius                    April 17, 69 AD – December 20, 69 AD
Vespasian                 December 21, 69 AD – June 24, 79 AD
Titus                          June 24, 79 AD – September 13, 81 AD               
Domitian                   September 14, 81 AD – September 18, 96 AD


Roman ColosseumNerva–Antonine Dynasty

NAME                   REIGN
Nerva                          September 18, 96 AD – January 27, 98 AD8
Trajan                         January 28, 98 AD – August 7, 117 AD
Hadrian                       August 11, 117 AD – July 10, 138 AD
Antoninus Pius           July 10, 138 AD – March 7, 161 AD
Marcus Aurelius         March 7, 161 AD – March 17, 180 AD
Lucius Verus              August 11, 117 AD – July 10, 138 AD
Commodus                July 10, 138 AD – March 7, 161 AD
 


Year of the Five Emperors Severan Dynasty

NAME                      REIGN
Pertinax                          January 1, 193 AD – March 28, 193 AD
Didius Julianus               March 28, 193 AD – June 1, 193 AD
Septimius Severus         April 9, 193 AD – February 4, 211 AD
Caracalla                        198 AD – April 8, 217 AD
Geta                                209 AD – December 26, 211 AD

Roman Empire

Macrinus                         April 11, 217 AD – June 8, 218 AD
Elagabalus                      June 8, 218 AD – March 11, 222 AD
Severus Alexander         March 13, 222 AD – March 18, 235 AD


Crisis of the Third Century and Gordian Dynasty

NAME                      REIGN
Maximinus I                   March 20, 235 AD – June 238 AD
Gordian I                        March 22, 238 AD – April 12, 238 AD
Gordian II                       March 22, 238 AD – April 12, 238 AD
Pupienus                        April 22, 238 AD – July 29, 238 AD
Balbinus                         April 22, 238 AD – July 29, 238 AD
Gordian III                       April 22, 238 AD – February 11, 244 AD
Philip I                             February 244 AD – September/October 249 AD
Trajan Decius                  September/ October 249 AD – June 251 AD
Hostilian                          June 251 AD – late 251 AD
Trebonianus Gallus        June 251 AD – August 253 AD
Aemilian                          August 253 AD – October 253 AD

Roman Colosseum

Valerian                           October 253 AD – 260 AD
Gallienus                         October 253 AD – September 268 AD
Claudius Gothicus          September 268 AD – January 270 AD
Aurelian                          September(?) 270 AD – September 275 AD
Quintillus                        January 270 AD – 270 AD
Tacitus                            September 25, 275 AD – June 276 AD
Florian                            June 276 AD – September? 276 AD
Probus                            September? 276 AD – September/ October 282 AD
Carus                              September/ October 282 AD – late July/ early August 283 AD
Numerian                        Late July/early August 283 AD – 284 AD?
Carinus                           Late July/early August 283 AD – 285 AD


Tetrarchy and Constantinian Dynasty

NAME                         REIGN
Diocletian                          November 20, 284 AD – May 1, 305 AD
Maximian                          April 1, 286 AD – May 1, 305 AD
Constantius I Chlorus       May 1, 305 AD – July 25, 306 AD

St. Angelo Castle - Rome

Galerius                            May 1, 305 AD – May 311 AD
Severus II                         Summer 306 AD – March/ April 307 AD
Constantine I                    July 25, 306 AD – May 22, 337 AD
Maxentius                         October 28, 306 AD – October 28, 312 AD
Maximinus II                      May 1, 311 AD – July/August 313 AD
Licinius I                            November 11, 308 AD – September 18, 324 AD
Constantine II                    May 22, 337 AD – 340 AD
Constantius II                    May 22, 337 AD – November 3, 361 AD
Constans I                         May 22, 337 AD – 350 AD
Vetranio                             March 1, 350 – December 25, 350 AD
Julian II "the Apostate"      February 360 AD – June 26, 363 AD
Jovian                                June 26, 363 AD – February 17, 364 AD


Valentinian Dynasty

NAME                         REIGN
Valentinian I                     February 26, 364 AD – November 17, 375 AD

Pantheon Ceiling

Valens                              March 28, 364 AD – August 9, 378 AD
Gratian                             August 4, 367 AD – August 25, 383 AD
Valentinian II                    November 17, 375 AD – May 15, 392 AD

Theodosian Dynasty

NAME                         REIGN
Theodosius I                     January 1, 379 AD – January 17, 395 AD
Arcadius                           January 383 AD – May 1, 408 AD
Magnus Maximus             383/384 AD – August 28, 388 AD
Honorius                           January 23, 393 AD – August 15, 423 AD
Theodosius II                   January 402 AD – July 28, 450 AD
Constantine III                  07/409 AD - August or September 411 AD
Constantius III                  February 8, 421 AD – September 2, 421 AD
Joannes                           August 27, 423 AD – May 425 AD
Valentinian III                   October 23, 424 AD – March 16, 455 AD
Marcian                            Summer 450 AD – January 457 AD


Roman Emperor Satue

The Last Emperors of the Western Empire

NAME                         REIGN
Petronius Maximus           March 17, 455 AD – May 31, 455 AD
Avitus                               July 9, 455 AD – October 17, 456 AD
Majorian                           April 457 AD – August 2, 461 AD
Libius Severus                 November 461 AD – August 465 AD
Anthemius                        April 12, 467 AD – July 11, 472 AD
Olybrius                            July 11, 472 AD – November 2, 472 AD
Glycerius                          March 473 AD – June 474 AD
Julius Nepos                    June 474 AD – August 28, 475 AD
Romulus Augustulus        October 31, 475 AD – September 4, 476 AD (in Italy)