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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 117 AD

August

August 9: Emperor Trajan dies, leaving the Roman Empire at its maximal territorial extent. Hadrian, who will reign until 138, succeeds him.
August 11: Hadrianus hears of death of emperor Trajanus of Antioch

-- Trajan subdues a Jewish revolt (the Kitos War), then falls seriously ill, leaving Hadrian in command of the east. Precise date unknown.
-- On his death bed, Trajan adopts Hadrian and designates him as his successor. Precise date unknown.
-- John I becomes the 7th Bishop of Jerusalem. Precise date unknown.
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