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Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius (c. 201 AD – June 251 AD), sometimes translated as Trajan Decius or Decius, was the emperor of the Roman Empire 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 986,655 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Decius is the 330th most popular politician (up from 377th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 3rd 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 330 out of 15,710Before him are François Mitterrand, Charles V of France, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Seti I, Mehmed V, and Khufu. After him are Sitting Bull, Edward VIII, Indira Gandhi, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Numa Pompilius, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

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

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Among people born in Serbia, Decius ranks 5 out of 469Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Jerome (345), Odoacer (433), and Slobodan Milošević (1941). After him are Constantius II (317), Mileva Marić (1875), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Gratian (359).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Decius ranks 4Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Odoacer (433), and Slobodan Milošević (1941). After him are Constantius II (317), Constantius Chlorus (250), Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), Gratian (359), Jovian (331), and Peter I of Serbia (1844).