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 (hā′drē-ən) Originally Publius Aelius Hadrianus. ad 76-138.
Emperor of Rome (117-138) who sought to end distinctions between Rome and the Roman provinces. During his visit to Britain (122), he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall.


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(Biography) 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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(Publius Aelius Hadrianus) A.D. 76–138, Roman emperor 117–138.
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Noun1.Hadrian - Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of TrajanHadrian - 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)


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