Hadrian School

Hadrian School is named after Roman Emperor, Emperor Hadrian (24 January, 76 AD – 10 July, 138 AD)

He was a Roman Emperor from 117 AD to 138 AD. Emperor Hadrian is known for building Hadrian’s Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain.

 

Birth

Hadrian was born Publius Aelius Hadrianus into a Roman Family. His birthplace remains uncertain but is often considered as being Italica near Santiponce.

 

Reigning Heir

Trajan, Hadrian’s predecessor was a maternal cousin of Hadrian’s father. Immediately before his death Trajan had named Hadrian as Emperor.

 

Cultural Pursuit and Patronage

Emperor Hadrian has been described as the most versatile of all the Roman Emperors, he liked to demonstrate knowledge of all intellectual and artistic fields.

 

Hadrian’s Travels

The Emperor travelled broadly, even prior to becoming Emperor, he had travelled abroad with the Roman military, more than half of Emperor Hadrian’s reign was spent outside of Italy.

 

Journey to Britannia

Prior to Hadrian’s arrival in Britain, there had been a major rebellion from 119 AD to 121 AD. In 122 AD Hadrian initiated the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was built to separate Romans from barbarians. By the end of 122 AD he had concluded his visit to Britannia, and headed south by sea to Mauretania, never to return and see the finished wall that bears his name

 

Final Years

Hadrian died in his villa in Baiae at the age of 62 on 10 July, 138 AD. The cause of death is believed to have been heart failure. He was buried first at Puteoli, near Baiae, on an estate. Soon after, his remained were transferred to Rome and buried in the Gardens of Domitia.