Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD), also known as The Philosopher, was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He led the Roman Empire together with his adoptive brother Lucius Verus, until Verus’ death in 169. He was the last of the emperors commonly known as the Five Good Emperors. He was also the last emperor of the Pax Romana era – an age of stability and peace throughout the Empire. Marcus Aurelius’ writings, called the Meditations are a significant source of our understanding about Stoic Philosophy.
If you are into Roman Empire history, you will certainly love Marcus Aurelius and his thoughts about peace and life in general.