Hadrian, Roman Emperor

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Hadrian, Roman Emperor Gender: M
Publius Aelius Hadrianus
born on 24 January 76 CE Jul.Cal.
Place Italica, Spain, 37n27, 6w03
Timezone LMT m6w03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_capcol.18.gif

Roman Emperor Hadrian (bust in Capitoline Museum)


Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. He re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. Hadrian was regarded by some as a humanist and was philhellene in most of his tastes. While he is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors, Chazalic literature contains critique regarding his foreign policies of Judaic religious tolerance.

Hadrian was born Publius Aelius Hadrianus to an ethnically Italian family, either in Italica near Santiponce (in modern-day Spain). His predecessor Trajan was a maternal cousin of Hadrian's father. Trajan never officially designated an heir, but according to his wife Pompeia Plotina, Trajan named Hadrian emperor immediately before his death. Trajan's wife and his friend Licinius Sura were well-disposed towards Hadrian, and he may well have owed his succession to them.

During his reign, Hadrian traveled to nearly every province of the Empire. An ardent admirer of Greece, he sought to make Athens the cultural capital of the Empire and ordered the construction of many opulent temples in the city. He used his relationship with his Greek favorite Antinous to underline his philhellenism and led to the creation of one of the most popular cults of ancient times. He spent extensive amounts of his time with the military; he usually wore military attire and even dined and slept amongst the soldiers. He ordered military training and drilling to be more rigorous and even made use of false reports of attack to keep the army alert.

Upon his accession to the throne, Hadrian withdrew from Trajan's conquests in Mesopotamia and Armenia, and even considered abandoning Dacia. Late in his reign he suppressed the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judaea, renaming the province Syria Palaestina. In 136 an ailing Hadrian adopted Lucius Aelius as his heir, but the latter died suddenly two years later. In 138, Hadrian resolved to adopt Antoninus Pius if he would in turn adopt Marcus Aurelius and Aelius' son Lucius Verus as his own eventual successors. Antoninus agreed, and soon afterward Hadrian died on 10 July, 138 AD at Baiae.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 10 July 138 CE Jul.Cal. (Heart failure, age 62)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Penfield's speculative chart for 7.00 LMT (Seville)


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family