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27BC - 14AD
Principate of Augustus (Octavian)
14-37AD
Principate of Tiberius
37-41AD
Principate of Gaius (Caligula)
42-54AD
Principate of Claudius
54-68AD
Principate of Nero
68-69AD
Year of four Emperors.
Nero
Galba
Otho
Vitellius
70-79AD
Principate of Vespasian
79-81AD
Principate of Titus
81-96AD
Principate of Domitian
96-98AD
Principate of Nerva
98-117AD
Principate of Trajan
117-138AD
Principate of Hadrian
138-161AD
Principate of Antoninus Pius
161-180AD
Reign of Marcus Aurelius
180-192AD
Reign of Commodus
197-208AD
Reign of Severus
211-217AD
Caracalla's Reign
217-218AD
Macrinus' reign
218-222AD
Reign of Elagabalus
222-235AD
Reign of Severus Alexander
235-238AD
Reign of Maximinus (murdered by the Praetorian Guard)
238-244AD
Reign of Gordian III
244-249AD
Reign of Philip the Arab
249AD
Decius is proclaimed emperor by the Danubian armies.
249-251AD
Reign of Decius
251-253AD
Reign of Gallus
253-260AD
Reign of Valerian
260Ad
Vaerlian's Persian expedition ends in disaster when he surrenders to Sharpur. Postumus proclaimed emperor in Gaul, creating the imperium Gallicum with a capital at Trier which endures for a decade.
260-268AD
Reign of Gallienus
261AD
Odenathus of Palmyra made dux orientis and leads successful war against the Persians.
267-268AD
Odenathus murdered. His power assumed by his widow Zenobia in the name of their son Vallabathus.
268-270AD
Reign of Claudius II 'Gothicus'
270-275AD
Reign of Aurelian
275AD
Aurelian is murdered by his own officers. Tacitus made emperor by the Senate.
276-282AD
Reign of Probus. Murdered by mutinous soldiers and replaced by Carus, the Praetorian Prefect.
284-305AD
Reign of Diocletian which saw the creation of the Tetrarchy
306AD
Constantine proclaimed emperor by the provincial army
324-337AD
Reign of Constantine as undisputed emperor.
337AD
Imperial power divided between Constantine's sons
388AD
Theodosius defeats Magnus Maximus. Valentinian II is undisputed western emperor until his death (392)
407AD
Army in Britain raises Constantine III to the throne
476AD
Last emperor of the West, Romulus Augustus, deposed by Odovacer who creates the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy