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Diocletian (, DYE-ə-KLEE-shən; Latin: Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, Ancient Greek: Διοκλητιανός, romanized: Diokletianós; 242/245 – 311/312), nicknamed Jovius, was Roman emperor from 284 until his abdication in 305. He was born Diocles to a family of low status in the Roman province of Dalmatia. Diocles rose through the ranks of the military early in his career, eventually becoming a cavalry commander for the army of Emperor Carus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diocletian has received more than 4,956,354 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Diocletian is the 99th most popular politician (up from 115th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Croatia and the 2nd most popular Croatian Politician.

Diocletian is most famous for being the emperor of Rome from 284-305 AD. He is also known for being the last of the so-called "Five Good Emperors."

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Diocletians by language

Over the past year Diocletian has had the most page views in the with 654,851 views, followed by Spanish (129,465), and Italian (125,074). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (232.90%), Asturian (87.54%), and Persian (75.72%)


Among politicians, Diocletian ranks 99 out of 19,576Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Ashoka, Mary II of England, Philip II of Spain, Murad III, and Kösem Sultan. After him are Mahmoud Abbas, Margaret Thatcher, Ivan the Terrible, Boris Yeltsin, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Darius the Great.

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Among people born in 244, Diocletian ranks 1 Among people deceased in 311, Diocletian ranks 1After him are Galerius, Dorothea of Caesarea, Pope Peter I of Alexandria, and Methodius of Olympus.

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In Croatia

Among people born in Croatia, Diocletian ranks 3 out of 700Before him are Nikola Tesla (1856), and Josip Broz Tito (1892). After him are Rüstem Pasha (1500), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Franjo Tuđman (1922), János Kádár (1912), Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934), Pope John IV (600), and Pope Caius (250).

Among POLITICIANS In Croatia

Among politicians born in Croatia, Diocletian ranks 2Before him are Josip Broz Tito (1892). After him are Rüstem Pasha (1500), Valens (328), Franjo Tuđman (1922), János Kádár (1912), Crispus (305), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Ivan Ribar (1881), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Tomislav of Croatia (null), and Stjepan Radić (1871).