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Trajan (MARCUS ULPIUS TRAJANUS), Emperor of Rome, was born in Southern Spain in the middle of the 1st century. Having served with distinction in the Roman armies, he was in 97 adopted by Nerva as his successor. Next year he succeeded to the purple. After several campaigns he brought the Dacians under the rule of the Empire. In 113 he set out on an expedition to the East, and soon reduced Armenia and Mesopotamia; but in 117 died in Cilicia, when on his way back to Italy. As memorials of his greatness he left the Forum Trajani and Trajan's Column at Rome, the harbour of Civita Vecchia, and Trajan's Wall, running from the Danube to the Black Sea. He was one of the best of the Caesars.