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Diocletian (; Latin: Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, Greek: Διοκλητιανός; c. 242/245 – 311/312), nicknamed Iovius, was Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in the Roman Province of Dalmatia, and originally named Diocles, Diocletian 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 3,738,356 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Diocletian is the 60th most popular politician (up from 81st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Croatia (down from 2nd in 2019) 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 60 out of 15,710Before him are Henry Kissinger, Akhenaten, Saddam Hussein, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nicholas II of Russia. After him are Pontius Pilate, Hurrem Sultan, Benjamin Franklin, Kim Il-sung, Nebuchadnezzar II, and Lorenzo de' Medici.

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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 518Before him are Nikola Tesla (1856) and Josip Broz Tito (1892). After him are Rudolf Steiner (1861), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Franjo Tuđman (1922), Pope John IV (600), Pope Caius (250), János Kádár (1912), 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 Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Franjo Tuđman (1922), János Kádár (1912), Crispus (305), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Ivan Ribar (1881), Tomislav of Croatia (null), and Stjepan Radić (1871).