Marcus Aurelius

By Carolyn Stadnyk ✿

Who is Marcus Aurelius


Marcus Aurelius was a roman emperor He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. He was also a Scholar and a military leader.

What are his accomplishments?

Known for his philosophical interests, Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history. He was born into a wealthy and politically family. Growing up, Aurelius was a dedicated student, learning Latin and Greek. But his greatest interest was Stoicism, a philosophy that emphasized fate and reason. Discourses, written by a former slave and Stoic philosopher Epictetus, had a great deal of influence over Marcus Aurelius. His serious and hard-working nature was even noticed by Emperor Hadrian. In 140, Aurelius became consul, or leader of the senate—a post he would hold two more times in his lifetime. As the years passed, he received more responsibilities and official powers, also he got involved into a strong source of support. He also learned a lot of fame when he fought in war against German.

When did he live? Where did he live?

  • April 26, 121 in Rome Italy and dies March 17 ,1880 in Vienna Austria

  • He lived in Rome, Italy

What was some of his failures?

  • He didn't like to rule alone
  • He was in constant battle
  • Against Christianity.

Why should he be remebered and studied about?

He was a person who wrote quotes that are still remembered today and was one of the five good rulers of Rome. Also he was good leader that cared about his people. I think Marcus Aurelius should be remembered .