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Publius Aelius Hadrianus, a.d. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.
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How to use Hadrian in a sentence
In 207 onwards, Severus built a new wall along the line of Hadrian's rampart.
In 1771 a Roman milestone of the time of Hadrian (76-138) was discovered at a spot two miles from Leicester.
Whether the land beyond Hadrian's wall became temptingly peaceful or remained in vexing disorder, our authorities do not say.
The wall of Hadrian remained for nearly two hundred years more the northern limit of Roman power in the extreme west.
Its ramparts are of stone, and its north rampart coincides with the great wall of Hadrian.
British Dictionary definitions for Hadrian
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Latin name Publius Aelius Hadrianus. 76–138 ad, Roman emperor (117–138); adopted son and successor of Trajan. He travelled throughout the Roman Empire, strengthening its frontiers and encouraging learning and architecture, and in Rome he reorganized the army and codified Roman law
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