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[Hadrianus Publius Ælius, Roman emperor; born in Rome, A.D. 76; won the favor of Trajan, whom he accompanied in his campaign against the Dacians, and on whose death he was proclaimed emperor, 117; spent most of his reign in journeys through the empire, building walls, as in Britain, and founding cities; died July, 138.]