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Roman Emperors

Type the name of all Roman Emperors, either in English or in Italian.
Data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperors_of_Rome (hence Julius Caesar not included)
Not counting some minor sons who were made emperor under their father
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: August 29, 2015
First submittedApril 27, 2014
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Julio-Claudian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
27 BC – 14 AD
Augustus
14 - 37
Tiberius
37 - 41
Caligula
41 - 54
Claudius
54 - 68
Nero
 
 
Year of the Four Emperors
and Flavian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
68 - 69
Galba
69
Otho
69
Vitellius
69 - 79
Vespasian
79 - 81
Titus
81 - 96
Domitian
 
 
Nervan-Antonian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
96 - 98
Nerva
98 - 117
Trajan
117 - 138
Hadrian
138 - 161
Antoninus Pius
161 - 180
Marcus Aurelius
161- 169
Lucius Verus
177 - 192
Commodus
 
 
Year of the Five Emperors
and Severan dynasty
Reign
Emperor
193
Pertinax
193
Didius Julianus
193 - 211
Septimius Severus
198 - 217
Caracalla
209 - 211
Geta
217 - 218
Macrinus
218 - 222
Elagabalus
222 - 235
Severus Alexander
Crisis of the Third Century
Reign
Emperor
235 - 238
Maximinus I
238
Gordian I
238
Gordian II
238
Pupienus
238
Balbinus
238 - 244
Gordian III
244 - 249
Philip the Arab
249 - 251
Trajan Decius
251
Hostilian
251 - 253
Trebonianus Gallus
253
Aemilian
253 - 260
Valerian
253 - 268
Gallienus
268 - 270
Claudius Gothicus
270
Quintillus
270 - 275
Aurelian
275 - 276
Tacitus
276
Florian
276 - 282
Probus
282 - 283
Carus
283 - 284
Numerian
283 - 285
Carinus
 
 
Tetrarchy and
Constantinian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
284 - 305
Diocletian
286 - 305
Maximian
305 - 306
Constantius I Chlorus
305 - 311
Galerius
306 - 307
Severus II
306 - 337
Constantine I
306 - 312
Maxentius
311 - 313
Maximinus II
308 - 324
Licinius I
337 - 340
Constantine II
337 - 361
Constantius II
337 - 350
Constans I
350
Vetranio
360 - 363
Julian II
363 - 364
Jovian
Valentinian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
364 - 375
Valentinian I
364 - 378
Valens
367 - 383
Gratian
375 - 392
Valentinian II
379 - 395
Theodosius I
383 - 408
Arcadius
393 - 423
Honorius
 
 
Theodosian dynasty
Reign
Emperor
402 - 450
Theodosius II
421
Constantius III
423 - 425
Joannes
424 - 455
Valentinian III
450 - 457
Marcian
 
 
Last Emperors of the
Western Empire
Reign
Emperor
455
Petronius Maximus
455 - 456
Avitus
457 - 461
Majorian
461 - 465
Libius Severus
467 - 472
Anthemius
472 - 472
Olybrius
473 - 474
Glycerius
474 - 475
Julius Nepos
475 - 476
Romulus Augustulus
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level 77
Jun 4, 2014
I guess you're not counting the Eastern Roman Empire? Would have boosted by pitiable score by about 50% if you had.
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level 78
Jun 4, 2014
There are the first few : Arcadius, Theodosius II and Marcian.
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level 1
Jun 8, 2015
You should count Eastern emperors too
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level 60
Oct 5, 2017
Not Really. Even though they have very similar names, they were very different empires. Here are some differences. Rome: Spoken Latin, Eastern Rome: Spoke Greek, Rome: Practiced Roman Religion, Eastern Rome: Practiced Christianity. Not to mention Justinian's code, Greek Fire, the Byzant, Architecture, The Land Area, etc.
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level 77
Jan 26, 2019
So because they speak Cantonese in Guangzhou and Mandarin in Beijing they are in different countries, now?
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level 74
Oct 30, 2019
It's kind of hard to have the Empire of Rome when Rome is hundreds of miles outside your borders.
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level 38
Nov 12, 2019
Justinian's code is just a copy of the law of the old empire and republic even.
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level 78
Jun 4, 2014
It's hard to tell if usurpators belong to the list or not... I would say Maxentius does but Vetriano? No I would definitely not have included him (or else I would have included many others, like some of the thirty tyrants for example, or Eugenius).
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level ∞
Jun 4, 2014
It's way too complicated for me to make subjective judgements. This quiz uses the Wikipedia list.
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level 69
Sep 14, 2017
Yeah, he was the one that stood out for me the most too. I have no idea why he wasn't included on the wiki page when there are other usurpers with a far weaker claim to the throne were.
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level 41
Jun 4, 2014
38/84
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level 38
Jun 4, 2014
8/84 I'm not COMPLETELY stupid at least. :P
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level 26
Jun 4, 2014
Roman Empire fail.
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level 76
Jun 4, 2014
Agree. Got 16 - the Fail of the Roman Empire.
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level 68
Jun 5, 2014
Only 36... need to brush up on Roman history.
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level 62
Dec 21, 2016
Nobody likes a fisherman...
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level 68
Jul 13, 2014
I got 55 this time.... definitely better.
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level 40
Jul 14, 2014
Elagabalus,,, craziest ever Emperor. And that's saying something.
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level 78
Dec 25, 2014
That's not saying anything. There are many received ideas about Roman history, about Antiquity in general in fact... What can be considered as a mad Roman? These guys were civilized but very brutal, which was normal considering the standards of the epoch. What is known about Elagabalus... his name was in fact Varius Avitus Bassiannus, rechristened in Marcus Aurelius Antoninus like the other Severans. He was not meant to be emperor and was very young when his mother and grand-mother plotted to put him on the throne, but he wanted to be a priest of Elagabalus, the sun god of Emesa. He went to Rome but relunctantly and became very... eccentric. He never dressed as an emperor and imposed exotic rites, such that the population of Rome became angry at him, more so than about any other, which is the reason why he was the only emperor quartered by the crowd. It's a very sad story, indeed.
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level 44
Sep 6, 2014
The unsung hero of this quiz is undoubtedly Claudius Gothicus. How many of us fans of the hobbling stammering scholar-emperor Claudius had heard about his later namesake before taking this quiz? Not I, that's for sure (:
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level 44
Sep 6, 2014
Also, I wonder how many of those who guessed Julius Nepos actually meant to write His name (as opposed to that of a certain 1st-century BC not-quite-emperor) (:
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level 78
Dec 25, 2014
I thought you were talking about another Nepos, then I realized that Julius validates him. Well, I actually typed Nepos, but I must be one of the only ones ^^.
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level 65
Nov 13, 2016
I was trying for Didius Julianus
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level 74
Oct 30, 2019
Nepotism
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level 1
Jun 8, 2015
56%...not bad, seeing all the other scores
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level 65
Jul 24, 2015
2.39 left good brain exercise.
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level 65
Aug 21, 2015
3.29 left my best yet. These are a bit addictive.
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level 9
Apr 18, 2016
I got 51 = 61%!! Yeah! But unfortunately now it only beats 90.3% of test takers... :(
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level 9
Apr 21, 2016
I completed the entire thing with 1:13 seconds left! I didn't even look on the internet! My teacher challenged me to learn them all, that's why.
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level 49
Jun 28, 2016
48 but forgot some easy ones like valentinian despite his name being a dynasty listed
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level 67
Dec 21, 2016
Caligula was a nickname. His real name was Gauis, which did not accept.
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level 78
Dec 21, 2016
Oh, well, the full name of the emperors is a complex matter. That's why most are known (and studied by the historians since Suetonius) by just one of their names or cognomina, and three of them (Caligula, Caracalla and Elagabalus) are known by a popular nickname, which probably was already used during his reign. Anyway, Caligula is one of the simplest cases, he was indeed born as Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus and just added Augustus to his list of cognomina when he became emperor.
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level 69
Jul 3, 2017
And a nickname that you wouldn't use in front of him at that
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level 80
Dec 21, 2016
I like these kinds of quizzes, but my main gripe, and it's not just with this one, is spelling. Some of these names are ridiculous and it would be nice to a little more forgiving.
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level 59
Dec 27, 2016
Excerpts from the diary of Commodus: Dies Commodianus 192 Decided to rename all the months of the year to my names - Lucius, Aelius, Aurelius, Commodus, Augustus, Herculeus, Romanus, Exsuperatorius, Amazonius, Invictus, Felix, & Pius. What a brilliant idea, the citizens will love it! Quattuor Invictus 192 In the arena today I assumed my Hercules persona and clubbed to death some wounded soldiers and amputees that were tethered together, while pretending they were giants. All the spectators were so impressed! Novem Felix 192 Today I decapitated an Ostrich in the arena, and then showed the head to the watching senators to strike fear into their hearts. That will keep them quiet!
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level 77
May 4, 2018
bigly
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level 74
Oct 30, 2019
Are you sure you didn't read that off a certain Twitter account?
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level 29
Jan 2, 2017
what about alalgablus
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level 49
Jan 11, 2017
Thank you Machiavelli for my double digits score.
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level 23
Feb 5, 2017
75/84... Almost there.
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level 48
May 19, 2017
Why are Theodosius I, and his two sons not members of the Theodosian Dynasty? Wikipedia claims that Theodosius I's father was its founder.
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level 69
May 29, 2017
Yeah, this bit is incorrect. The Valentinian dynasty ends with Valentinian II in 392, and then Theodosius gets the throne due to his marriage to Valentinian's sister. His two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, were his oldest sons by a previous marriage, so they had no Valentinian blood at all.
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level 69
Jul 10, 2017
I've been listening to Mike Duncan's massive "History of Rome" podcast for the past few weeks and taking this quiz every day or two. I'm getting pretty good at naming the emperors in order now, at least up to Hadrian (which is where I am in the podcasts right now).
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level 69
Aug 2, 2017
You scored 58/84 = 69%. This beats or equals 93.2% of test takers STILL ONLY 4 POINTS!!!
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level 69
Sep 8, 2017
76/84 Probably the most work I've ever put into taking a single quiz. Gotta thank the quiz maker for helping to keep my memory fresh. ...almost done!
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level 69
Sep 16, 2017
84/84!
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level 36
Jun 18, 2018
Check out my quizz about Persian Emperors! https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/249043/persian-emperors/stats
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level 27
Jun 26, 2018
Can you allow Gaius for Caligula? That was his official name in his lifetime.
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level 53
Jan 26, 2019
Missed Arcadius and Marcian.
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level 29
Mar 3, 2019
67/84 for a 5th grader? Not bad...
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level 63
Aug 9, 2019
As up today 26 answers, 4 points granted. I feel like having a fairly big apple pie for very cheap money.