Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
Roman marble bust of Antoninus Pius. Antoninus Pius was born in 86 AD and died in 161 AD. He was Roman Emperor from 138 AD through to his death, and was happily married to Faustina the Elder. Together they bore four children (two sons and two daughters); one of the daughters was Faustina the Younger, who went on to marry emperor Marcus Aurelius, who succeeded Antoninus’ title