November 27, 2016
On This Day in History (27 November 180) Commodus became Emperor of Rome.

March 17, 2015
On 17 March 180, Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius died, leaving his son Commodus the sole ruler of the empire they had co-ruled since 177.

September 17, 2013
Sculptor Stefano Maderno died on this day in Rome in 1636.

August 31, 2013
Jesuit artist Andrea Pozzo died on this day in 1709 in Vienna, where he was working for members of the Austrian court .

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