Timeline of Roman Emperors

Question
Who were the Roman Emperors and when did they rule?
Answer

Timeline of Roman Emperors

This Timeline of Roman Emperors includes the names of the "official" Roman Emperors, joint rulers, together with the "usurpers" and "pretenders" who were also proclaimed emperor // empress..

This is an extensive list. Errors may be easily made. Please contact jnally@thirdmill.org should you identify any inaccuracy.

App. Dates
Emperor
27 BC - 14 AD
Augustus Caesar
14 AD - 37 AD
Tiberius
37 - 41 AD
Caligula
41 - 54 AD
Claudius
54 - 68 AD
Nero
68 - 69 AD
Galba
69 AD
Otho
69 AD
Vitellius
69 - 79 AD
Vespasian
79 - 81 AD
Titus
81 - 96 AD
Domitian
96 - 98 AD
Nerva
98 - 117 AD
Trajan
117 - 138 AD
H ADrian
138 - 161 AD
Antoninus Pius
161 - 180 AD
Marcus Aurelius
161 - 169 AD
Lucius Verus
177 - 192 AD
Commodus
193 AD
Pertinax
193 AD
Didius Julianus
193 - 194 AD
Pescennius Niger
195 - 197 AD
Claudius Albinus
193 - 211 AD
Septimius Severus
198 - 217 AD
Caracalla
209 - 212 AD
Geta
217 - 218 AD
Macrinus
218 AD
Di ADumenian
218 - 222 AD
Elagabalus
222 - 238 AD
Alexander Severus
235 - 238 AD
Maximinus Thrax
238 AD
Gordian I
238 AD
Gordian II
238 AD
Balbinus
238 AD
Pupienus
238 - 244 AD
Gordian III
244 - 249 AD
Philip the Arab
and Severa his wife
244 - 249 AD
Philip II
248 AD
Pacatian
248 AD
Jotapian
249 - 251 AD
Trajan Decius
251 AD
Herennius Etruscus
251 AD
Hostilian
251 - 253 AD
Trebonianus Gallus
251 - 253 AD
Volusian
253 AD
Aemilian
253 - 260 AD
Valerian
253 - 268 AD
Gallienus
268 - 270 AD
Claudius II
270 AD
Quintillus
270 - 275 AD
Aurelian
267 - 273 AD
Zenobia
Interregnum
6 months without Emperor
275 - 276 AD
Tacitus
276 AD
Florianus
276 - 282 AD
Probus
282 - 283 AD
Carus
283 - 284 AD
Numerian
283 - 285 AD
Carinus
285 AD
Nigrian
284 - 285 AD
Julian of Pannonia
285 AD
Empire was split in half
(Western Roman Empire and
The Eastern Roman Empire, or
(or the Byzantine Empire))
284 - 305 AD
Diocletian
286 - 305 AD
306 - 308 AD
310 AD
Maximianus
287 - 293 AD
Carausius
293 - 296 AD
Allectus
296 - 297 AD
Domitius Domitianus
305 - 306 AD
Constantius Chlorus
305 - 311 AD
Galerius
306 - 312 AD
Maxentius
306 - 309 AD
Valerius Romulus
306 - 307 AD
Severus II
307 - 337 AD
Constantine the Great
309 - 313 AD
Maximinus
308 - 311 AD
Domitius Alexander
308 - 324 AD
Licinius I
314 AD
Valerian Valens
317 - 324 AD
Licinius II
317 - 326 AD
Crispus
323 - 324 AD
Sextus Martinianus
335 - 337 AD
Delmatius
335 - 337 AD
Hannibalianus
337 - 340 AD
Constantine II
337 - 350 AD
Constans
337 - 361 AD
Constantius II
350 - 353 AD
Magnentius
351 - 353 AD
Decentius
350 AD
Vetranio
350 AD
Nepotian
351 - 354 AD
Constantius Gallus
360 - 363 AD
Julian the Apostate
363 - 364 AD
Jovian
364 - 375 AD
Valentinian I
364 - 378 AD
Valens
365 - 366 AD
Procopius
367 - 383 AD
Gratian
375 - 392 AD
Valentinian II
379 - 395 AD
Theodosius I
383 - 388 AD
Magnus
383 - 408 AD
Arc ADius
387 - 388 AD
Flavius Victor
392 - 394 AD
Eugenius
393 - 423 AD
Honorius
400 - 404 AD
Arc ADius
402 - 450 AD
Theodosius II
407 - 411 AD
Constantine III
408 - 411 AD
Constans II
409 - 410 AD and
414 - 415 AD
Priscus Attalus
411 - 413 AD
Jovinus
412 - 413 AD
Sebastianus
421 AD
Constantius III
423 - 425 AD
Ioannes
425 - 455 AD
Valentinian III
450 - 457 AD
Marcian
455 AD
Petronius Maximus
455 - 456 AD
Avitus
457 - 474 AD
Leo I
457 - 461 AD
Majorian
461 - 465 AD
Libius Severus
467 - 472 AD
Anthemius
472 AD
Olybrius
473 - 474 AD
Glycerius
474 - 475 AD
Julius Nepos
475 - 476 AD
Romulus Augustus

Timeline of Eastern Empire (Byzantine)

App. Dates
Emperor
...
...
253 - 255 AD
Valerian II
259 AD
Saloninus
260 - 261 AD
Macrianus
260 - 261 AD
Quietus
260 AD
Regalianus
259 - 268 AD
Postumus
268 AD
Laelianus
268 AD
Marius
268 - 270 AD
Victorinus
270 - 273 AD
Tetricus I
270 - 273 AD
Tetricus I I

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (IIIM).