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Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius (c. 201 – June 251), sometimes translated as Trajan Decius, was Roman emperor from 249 to 251. A distinguished politician during the reign of Philip the Arab, Decius was proclaimed emperor by his troops after putting down a rebellion in Moesia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Decius has received more than 1,333,317 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Decius is the 380th most popular politician (down from 330th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 5th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Serbian Politician.

Decius was a Roman general who led the Roman army in the Battle of Abrittus in 251. He is most famous for his speech to the Roman army before the battle, in which he exhorted them to fight for their country and for the gods.

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Among politicians, Decius ranks 380 out of 15,577Before him are Zenobia, Galba, Alaric I, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Francis II of France, and Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Willy Brandt, Alcibiades, Pompey, Taejo of Joseon, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Selim III.

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Among people born in 201, Decius ranks 2Before him is Diophantus. After him are Lucifer of Cagliari, Annia Faustina, Allectus, Alexander of Bergamo, and Anatolius of Laodicea. Among people deceased in 251, Decius ranks 1After him are Sima Yi, Herennius Etruscus, Hostilian, Herennia Etruscilla, Babylas of Antioch, Zosimos of Panopolis, Gaius Julius Priscus, and Alexander of Jerusalem.

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Among people born in Serbia, Decius ranks 6 out of 564Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Jerome (345), Slobodan Milošević (1941), Romulus Augustulus (460), and Odoacer (433). After him are Aurelian (214), Mileva Marić (1875), Maximian (240), Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), and Constantius Chlorus (250).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Decius ranks 4Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Slobodan Milošević (1941), and Odoacer (433). After him are Aurelian (214), Maximian (240), Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923).