Trajan

Roman Emperor

When Was He emperor?

He was Roman emperor from 98 AD until his death on August 9th 117 (aged 63)

Whats he known for?

Trajan is best known for his extensive public building program which reshaped the city of Rome and left multiple enduring landmarks such as Trajan's Forum, Trajan's Market and Trajan's Column.


The Downfall

His campaigns expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest territorial extent. In late 117, while sailing back to Rome, Trajan fell ill and died of a stroke in the city of Selinus.