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Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus
Adrian, Ludranes
Born: 24 January, 76 AD; dead: 10 July, 138 AD

Roman Emperor from 117 to 138.

Britain was under Roman occupation during his reign, and he commissioned a stone wall across northern England, from Solway Firth to the Tyne, to protect southern Britain from the northern tribes.

In the Vulgate Merlin, Hadrian is introduced as the Emperor of Constantinople in Arthur’s time. His daughter married King Brandegorre of Estrangorre. Arthur’s Sir Sagremor (Sagramore) was Hadrian’s grandson, and the intended heir to Hadrian’s throne. As Hadrian grew old and infirm, he faced a revolt from his Greek barons.

See also
Athens | The Legend of King Arthur
Greece | The Legend of King Arthur
The Roman Empire | The Legend of King Arthur

Vulgate Merlin | 1220-1235
Le Livre d’Artus | Early 13th century
Arthour and Merlin | Late 13th century