pluteus magnus


Magnus, meaning "Great" in Latin, was sometimes used as a first name among Romans but was not particularly common among them, the most well-known Roman of that name being the third-century usurper. The name gained wider currency in the Middle Ages, various European peoples, and their royal houses, being introduced to it upon being converted to the Latin-speaking Catholic Christianity. This was especially the case with Scandinavians in general ad Scandinavian royalty and nobility in particular - as can be seen from the following.

"Magnus" may refer to:


People with the sole name Magnus

Kings of Norway

Kings of Sweden




People with the family name Magnus


People with the given name Magnus


  • Magnus Eisengrim, a character in the Deptford Trilogy
  • Magnus Gallant, a main character in Ogre Battle 64
  • Magnus Bane, a character in the Mortal Instruments Trilogy
  • Magnus, a book by Matthew Dickens, published by Xulon Press.

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