Top 10 Greatest Roman Emperors

The Top Ten Greatest Roman Emperors

1 Augustus

The only one who was fair to his people. - Caleb9000

Father of the Fatherland

If you want a rainbow, you have to deal with the rain. - Gaius Octavius

2 Trajan

I love trajan because is spanish

Rome at its greatest extent.

3 Marcus Aurelius

Marcus in a nutshell: KILL ALL THE CHRISTIANS! He's also my favorite

There is no evidence Marcus Aurelius ever persecuted Christians. Eusebius is a liar and Psuedo-Historian. He admitted it.

Ah, but the last of the Five Great Emperors. - DieGedankenSindFrei

4 Hadrian

Hadrian could hold his own in England, an actual wall exists to persuade the invading Celts and Picts in the north to hightail not in the southern direction. This might still be holding at bay the intruders although if even just in imagination as it is possible to exist. - iliescu

5 Constantine

The first Christian Monarch in the history of the world.

Which is good, but Philip the Arab might possibly have been the first Christian monarch ever. - BrideiMacBella


6 Diocletian

Best emperor

7 Claudius
8 Aurelian

Augustus was the best, but voted for Aurelian anyways because he was the best peak value emperor ever. Reunited the entire empire, dealt with the consequences of the necessary evacuation of Dacia splendidly, and was a top ten emperor despite reigning for just 5 years.

Gave Rome an extra century to live

The restorer of the world

9 Vespasian

Top 5, but often doesn’t get recognition as such. Brought stability after the year of 4 emperors and built the Coliseum.

10 Julius Nepos

He is also very forgettable.

One of the last

The Newcomers

? Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar, known by his cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

Best emperor of all time

The Contenders

11 Titus
12 Antoninus Pius
13 Nerva

Wow! I'm not the only person who knows who this guy is! - BrideiMacBella

I learned about nerva

14 Commodus

Commodus, probably one of the worst emperors. He didn’t care about being the Emperor. This started the fall of the Empire.

15 Domitian

The most underrated of all emperors. He did a lot of good things for poor people and people in the provinces.

The most underrated. His senate destroyed his legacy.

16 Tiberius

He's underrated. - BruceStark

17 Romulus Augustulus
18 Septimius Severus

He was simply the greatest roman emperor. under his reign the roman empire reached its greatest extent.

19 Julian
20 Majorian
21 Justinian I
22 Gallienus
23 Severus Alexander
24 Nero Nero was the last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius and became Claudius' heir and successor. Like Claudius, Nero became emperor with the consent of the Praetorian Guard.

He was the worst emporer in history! He is also one of the most evil people in history. Why is he on here? - Alpha101

Exactly! He was cruel and violent. For example, he had his first wife beheaded and gave her head to his second wife so she could gloat over it. Then he kicked his second wife to death while pregnant and is said to have fiddled and sang while Rome burned to the ground. I agree, he shouldn't be on this list.

That is scary

25 Caligula Caligula, properly Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus was Roman emperor in AD 37–41. Born Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
26 Elagabalus
27 Decius
28 Pertinax
29 Valentinian
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