Pontius Pilate (Latin: Pontius Pilatus)

He was the governor of the Roman Judaea Province from 26 until 36.  In modern times he is best known as the man who, according to the canonical Christian Gospels, presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion, instigating the Passion.  Pilate’s biographical details before and after his appointment to Iudaea are unknown, but have been supplied by tradition, which
include the detail that his wife’s name was Procula and competing legends of his birthplace.