Marcus Aurelius was the youngest Roman Emperor and is also known as one of the “Five Good Emperors”. Aurelius was born April 26, 121 in Rome and died March 17, 180 in Vienna. Aurelius was born Marcus Annius Catilius Severus, and at marriage took the name Marcus Annius Verus. When he was named Emperor, he was given the name Marcus Aurelius Antoninus; “Aurelius” means “golden.” His uncle Antoninus Pius adopted him as a son and designated him his successor on February 25, 138, when Marcus was only seventeen years of age.
As you all are probably well aware by now, Marcus Aurelius is a great inspiration to what i do and how i live my life. Our site is built on the back of the Philosophy he embodied and immortalised in his book ‘Meditations’ (Which you can find below for free!).