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Roman Empire
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings in Europe and around the Mediterranean....
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215BC
4.23.215 BC
A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene.
44BC
3.15.44 BC
Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
43BC
8.19.43 BC
Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
27BC
1.16.27 BC
The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
8
8.3.8
Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
37
3.16.37
Caligula becomes Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
3.18.37
The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius's will and proclaims Caligula emperor.
3.28.37
Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
41
1.25.41
After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
51
3.4.51
Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title ''princeps iuventutis'' (head of the youth).
53
6.9.53
Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia
55
2.11.55
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
68
6.8.68
The Roman Senate proclaims Galba as emperor.
6.9.68
Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's ''Iliad''.
69
4.14.69
Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
4.17.69
After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
7.1.69
Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as Emperor.
10.24.69
Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
70
6.5.70
Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem.
8.4.70
The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.
9.7.70
9.8.70
Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem.
73
4.16.73
Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
81
9.14.81
Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
96
9.18.96
Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated.
98
1.27.98
Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.
180
3.17.180
Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
193
1.1.193
The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman Emperor.
1.1.193
The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman Emperor.
4.9.193
Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
6.1.193
Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
197
2.19.197
Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies.
211
2.4.211
Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.
2.4.211
Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta.
217
4.8.217
Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
238
3.22.238
Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
275
9.25.275
In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor.
9.25.275
In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor.
284
11.20.284
Diocletian is chosen as Roman Emperor.
286
3.1.286
Roman Emperor Diocletian raises Maximian to the rank of ''Caesar''.