Top 10 Greatest Roman Emperors


The Top Ten

1 Augustus

Father of the Fatherland

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

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

2 Trajan

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 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

7 Diocletian

Best emperor

8 Claudius
9 Vespasian
10 Julius Nepos

One of the last

The Contenders

11 Nerva

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

I learned about nerva

12 Antoninus Pius
13 Titus
14 Commodus Commodus

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

15 Tiberius

He's underrated. - BruceStark

16 Julian
17 Romulus Augustulus
18 Septimius Severus
19 Gallienus
20 Majorian
21 Domitian

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

22 Severus Alexander
23 Nero 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

24 Decius
25 Caligula 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
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