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Marcus Ulpius Traianus (A.D. 53-117), Roman emperor from 98-117, born in Spain.

Was appointed governor of Upper Germany by Nerva in 97, and adopted by him as his son and heir, setting the pattern for the next several emperors, a period often identified as the Five Good Emperors.

previous emperor: Nerva (96-98)
following emperor: Hadrian (117-138)

see Roman Emperors