3Antoninus Pius (86 AD – 161 AD)

Ruling the empire for more than twenty years, Antoninus Pius was an adopted son and the successor of the popular Emperor Hadrian.

When he was entitled the emperor, his first act was to honor Hadrian and made Marcus Aurelius, who was also an adoptive son of Hadrian, as his successor.
Antoninus was famously acknowledged for his peaceful nature in ruling the empire. Click the next ARROW to see the next Photo!