Official Name: IMPERATOR CAESAR NERVA TRAIANUS AUGUSTUS
Birthdate: September 18, 53 CE.
(Sextus Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus, Trajan) (Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.33)
Birthplace: Trajan was born in the city of Italica in the province of Hispania (modern-day Seville, Spain).
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.4)
Reign: Trajan was named princeps in the will of his predecessor, Nerva. He became emperor on January 27, 98 CE.
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.3)
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.5)
Death: Trajan died of natural causes in the city of Selinus in the province of Cilicia (modern-day Gazipaşa, Turkey). He died on August 8, 117 CE.
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.33)
Statue of Trajan, Ostia Antica Museum, June 2019
Bust of Trajan, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, September 2018
Bust of Trajan, Art History Museum, Vienna, October 2019
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68)
(Cassius Dio, Roman History, 68.18)
(Eutropius, Short History of the Roman Empire, 8.5)
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