Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE) was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 CE. He is best known for his philosophical writings, particularly his "Meditations," which provide insights into Stoic philosophy and his personal reflections. Marcus Aurelius was known for his commitment to duty and virtue as a leader, despite the challenges of his time, including wars and plagues. He is often regarded as one of the "Five Good Emperors" of Rome and is remembered for his wisdom, stoicism, and his contributions to the Roman Empire.
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