Hispania is the name the Romans gave to the Iberian Peninsula (SW Europe). In this peninsula are nowadays Spain and Portugal (Spain=España=Hispania). The Romans also called Britannia (now Britain) or Germania (now Germany), or Italia (Italy), etc.
Great Roman Emperors, as Trajan or Hadrian, were born in Spain, formerly called Hispania.
by Hadrianvs February 17, 2008