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Roman Bishops and Emperors

Roman Bishops and Emperors



Date of Accession Bishops Emperors
54 -- Nero
67 Linus --
68
69
-- Galba
Otho
Vitellius
70 -- Vespasian
79 Anacletus Titus
81 -- Domitian
92 Clement I. --
96 -- Nerva
98 -- Trajan
101 Evaristus --
109 Alexander I. --
117 -- Hadrian
119 Xystus (or Sixtus I.). --
127 Telesphorus --
138 -- Antoninus Pius
139 Hyginus --
142 Pius I. --
157 Anicetus --
161 -- Marcus Aurelius
168 Soter --
177 Eleutherus --
180 -- Commodus
190-192 Victor I. --
192 Victor I. --
192 -- Pertinax
193 -- Septimus Severus
202 Zephyrinus --
211 -- Carcalla
217 -- Macrinus
218 Callistus Heliogabalus
222 -- Alexander Severus
223 Urban I. --
230 Pontianus --
235 Anterus Maximin (the Thracian).
236 Fabianus --
238 -- Gordian (the Younger).
244 -- Philip (the Arabian).
249 -- Decius
251 Cornelius Gallus
253 Lucius I. --
253 Stephan I. Valerian
257 Xystus (Sixtus) II. --
259 Dionysius --
260 -- Gallienus
268 -- Claudius II.
269 Felix I. --
270 -- Aurelian
275 Eutychianus Tacitus
276 -- Probus
282 -- Carus
283 Caius --
284 -- Diocletian
286 -- Maximian (joint emperor).
304-307 -- --
305 -- Constantius
Galerius
306 -- Constantine
Maxentius
307 -- Licinius
308 Marcellus Maximin II.
309-310 Eusebius --
311 Melchiades --
314 Sylvester I. --
323 -- Constantine, as sole emperor.
336 Marcus --
337 Julius I. Constantine II.
Constantinius II.
Constans
350 -- Constantius II., as sole emperor.
352 Liberius --
361 -- Julian
363 -- Jovian
364 -- Valentinian I.
Valens
366 Damasus --
375 -- Gratian
Valentinian II.
379 -- Theodosius
385 Siricius --
394 -- Theodosius, as sole emperor.
395 -- Arcadius (east)
Honorius (west)
398 Anastasius I. --
402 Innocent I. --
408 -- Theodosius II. (east)
417 Zosimus --
418 Boniface I. --
422 Coelestine I. --
423 -- Valentinian III. (west)
432 Sixtus III. --
440 Leo I. --
450 -- Marcian (east).
455 -- Maximus Avitas (west).
457 -- Majorian (west).
457 -- Leo I. (east).
461 Hilarius Severus (west).
467 -- Anthemius (west).
468 Simplicius --
472 -- Olybrius (west).
473 -- Glycerius (west).
474 -- Julius Nepos (west).
474 -- Leo II (east).
474 -- Zeno (east).
475 -- Romulus Augustulus, with whom the Western empire ends in 476.
476 -- Basiliscus
483 -- Felix II.
491 -- Anastasius I.
492 -- Gelasius I.
496 Anastasius II. --
498 Symmachus --
514 Hormisdas --
518 -- Justin I.
523 John I. --
526 Felix III. --
527 -- Justinian
530 Boniface II. --
532 John II. --
535 Agapetus I. --
536 Sylverius --
540 Vigilius --
555 Pelagius I. --
560 -- John III.
565 -- Justin II.
574 Benedict I. Tiberius II.
578 Pelagius II. --
582 -- Maurice
590 Gregory I. --

It should be observed that the dates assigned to the earlier bishops are somewhat conjectural; and that the scheme of associate emperors introduced by Diocletian gave a result which is too complex for convenient representation in its details within the limits of a brief table.

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