Marcus Aurelius

World Leader

Birthday April 26, 121

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Rome, Italy

DEATH DATE Mar 17, 180 (58)

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Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 who was called 'The Philospher King.' He is one of the most important Stoic philosopher and he wrote an important treatise on the subject of leadership.

Before Fame

His painting master Diognetus who influenced him to explore philosophy.


The 2000 movie Gladiator was partly based on his life.

Family Life

His son was Commodus, the Roman Emperor from 180 to 192 A.D.

Associated With

Bill Clinton considered his "Meditations" one of his favorite works.