Antoninus Pius (Laitin: Titus Fulvius Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius;[1][2] born 19 September, 86 AD – died 7 Mairch, 161 AD), forby kent as Antoninus, wis Roman Emperor frae 138 tae 161. He wis a member o the Nerva-Antonine dynasty an the Aurelii.[3]

Antoninus Fulvius Pius
15t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Bust o Antoninus Pius, at Glyptothek, Munich.
Ring11 Julie 138 – 7 Mairch 161
SuccessorMarcus Aurelius an Lucius Verus
Born19 September 86(86-09-19)
near Lanuvium, Italy
Dee'd7 Mairch 161(161-03-07) (aged 74)
BuirialHadrian's Mausoleum
IssueFaustina the Younger, ane ither dauchter an twa sons, aw died afore 138 (naitural); Marcus Aurelius
an Lucius Verus (adoptive)
Full name
Titus Aurelius Fulvius Boionius Arrius Antoninus (frae birth tae adoption bi Hadrian);
Titus Aelius Caesar Antoninus (frae adoption tae accession);
Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius (as emperor)
Imperial DynastyAntonine
FaitherTitus Aurelius Fulvius (natural);
Hadrian (adoptive, from 25 Feb. 138)
MitherArria Fadilla

He acquired the name Pius efter his accession tae the throne, either acause he compelled the Senate tae deify his adoptive faither Hadrian,[4] or acause he haed saved senators sentenced tae daith bi Hadrian in his later years.[5]


  1. Weigel, Antoninus Pius
  2. In Clessical Laitin, Antoninus' name would be inscribed as TITVS AELIVS HADRIANVS ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS.
  3. Bowman, pg. 150
  4. Birley, pg. 54; Dio, 70:1:2
  5. Birley, pg. 55, citing the Historia Augusta, Life of Hadrian 24.4