Find out what all happened in the 2. century

Roman consuls begin their year in office. (1. January 153. BC)

The Senate chooses Pertinax against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor. (1. January 193)

Emperor Trajan sends laureatae to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia. (16. February 116)

Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. (19. February 197)

The Roman emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. (25. February 138)

Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. (7. March 161)

Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China. (9. March 141. BC)

Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire. (17. March 180)

Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. (28. March 193)

Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). (14. April 193)

The Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. (1. June 193)

Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called "miracle of the rain". (11. June 173)

Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War. (22. June 168. BC)

Roman emperor Trajan inaugurates the Aqua Traiana, an aqueduct that channels water from Lake Bracciano, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north-west of Rome. (24. June 109)

Emperor Hadrian dies after a heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. (10. July 138)

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world. (17. July 180)

The south-western part of Dacia (modern Romania) becomes a Roman province: Roman Dacia. (11. August 106)

Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. (6. October 105. BC)

Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah. (21. November 164. BC)

Emperor Marcus Aurelius grants his son Commodus the rank of "Imperator" and makes him Supreme Commander of the Roman legions. (27. November 176)

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