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Hadrian [Traianus Hadrianus]locked

(ad 76–138)
  • Malcolm Todd

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Hadrian [Traianus Hadrianus] (ad 76–138), Roman emperor, was born on 24 January ad 76 into a senatorial family which had its roots at Italica on the lower Guadalquivir near Seville in southern Spain. His father was Publius Aelius Hadrianus Afer, a leading member of the city who had reached the rank of praetor in the senate; he died when ...

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