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Diocletian (; Latin: Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus; born Diocles; 22 December 244 – 3 December 311) was a Roman emperor from 284 to 305. Born to a family of low status in Dalmatia, Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become a cavalry commander of the Emperor Carus's army. After the deaths of Carus and his son Numerian on campaign in Persia, Diocletian was proclaimed emperor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Diocletian has received more than 2,614,669 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 82nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Diocletian ranks 81 out of 14,801Before him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Napoleon III, Mary II of England, Hirohito, Margaret Thatcher, and Nebuchadnezzar II. After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Heinrich Himmler, Louis XV of France, Ahmed I, Henry IV of France, and Philip II of Macedon.

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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 2 out of 376Before him are Nikola Tesla (1856). After him are Rüstem Pasha (1500), Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (-63), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), Pope John IV (600), János Kádár (1912), Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711), Leopold Ružička (1887), Pope Caius (250), and Franz von Suppé (1819).

Among POLITICIANS In Croatia

Among politicians born in Croatia, Diocletian ranks 1After him are Rüstem Pasha (1500), Valens (328), Valentinian I (321), János Kádár (1912), Crispus (305), Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (1968), Joanna II of Naples (1373), Tomislav of Croatia (null), Stjepan Radić (1871), Ivan Ribar (1881), and Veljko Kadijević (1925).

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