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  • Valerian, Roman Emperor (c.193 - 260)
  • Julius Nepos, Western Roman Emperor (c.430 - 480)
    Wikipedia: English
  • Flavius Basiliscus Augustus (b. - c.476)
    Basiliscus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Reign 9 January 475 – August 476 Full name Flavius Basiliscus Died winter 476–477 Place of death Cappadocia Predecessor Zeno, ...
  • Pupienus, Roman Emperor (c.171 - 238)
    Pupienus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus (born c. 164 or c. 178 – Rome, 29 July 238) was jointly Roman Emperor with Balbin...
  • Macrinus, Roman Emperor (deceased)
    Rome was originally the capital of the Roman emperor. Later, it moved to Milan, and then Ravenna (A.D. 402-476). After the fall of Romulus Augustulus, in A.D. 476, Rome continued to have an emperor f...

The Roman Emperor was the ruler of the Roman State during the imperial period (starting at about 27 BC). The Romans had no single term for the office: Latin titles such as imperator (from which English emperor ultimately derives), augustus, caesar and princeps were all associated with it. In practice, the emperor was supreme ruler of Rome and supreme commander of the Roman legions.


There are many very well-documented genealogies connecting the Roman emperors, but the connections to medieval Europe are largely speculative.


The goal of this project is to resolve duplicates, standardize naming conventions, and ensure the quality of the profiles pertaining to the Imperial families of ancient Rome.

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List of Roman Emperors

Julio-Claudian Dynasty

Flavian Dynasty

The Five Good Emperors

Antonine Dynasty

Severan Dynasty

The Soldier Emperors

Gallic Empire (West)

Palmyrene Empire

The Soldier Emperors (continued)

Western Roman Empire

Eastern Roman Empire

Constantine Dynasty

Western Roman Empire (after death of Jovian)

Eastern Roman Empire (after death of Jovian)