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Diocletian (; Latin: Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, Ancient Greek: Διοκλητιανός, romanized: Diokletianós; 242/245 – 311/312), nicknamed "Jovius" (Latin: Iovius), was Roman emperor from 284 until his abdication in 305. He was born Gaius Valerius 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 4,110,656 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia. Diocletian is the 117th most popular politician (down from 60th 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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Among politicians, Diocletian ranks 117 out of 15,577Before him are Pepin the Short, Louis XIII of France, Philip II of Macedon, Hatshepsut, Tiberius, and Clovis I. After him are Cyrus the Great, Mustafa I, Murad I, Bayezid I, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Amenhotep III.

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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 589Before 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), Valentinian I (321), Laura Antonelli (1941), János Kádár (1912), Pope John IV (600), and Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711).

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), Valentinian I (321), János Kádár (1912), Crispus (305), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Tomislav of Croatia (null), Ivan Ribar (1881), and Stjepan Radić (1871).