Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus. Roman Emperor 117-138 AD. A distant relative of his predesser Trajan, Hadrian preferred to fortify the extremities of the empire rather than engage in aggressive conquest. Hadrian's Wall (Vallum Hadriani) is a famous example of this policy. Known as the 'tourist emperor' because of his extensive travelling around the empire.
Roman emperor 117-138. His policy was to consolidate rather than expand the Roman empire; Hadrian's Wall is an example of this. Culturally he was a Grecophile and was responsible for many grand and indulgent buildings surviving today, notably the Pantheon and his villa at Tivoli.
Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus (January 24 76 – July 10 138), known as Hadrian in English, was a Stoic-Epicurean Roman emperor from 117 – 138, and a member of the gens Aelia. Hadrian was the third of the "Five Good Emperors."