Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
Annia Galeria Faustina was the wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius. Faustina came from a well-connected political family, and her marriage to Antoninus was happy and produced several children, although only a daughter (Faustina the younger) survived into adulthood. Upon her death, the emperor deified her and built a temple in her honor which stands today in the Roman Forum.