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Hostilian (Latin: Gaius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus; died 251) was briefly Roman emperor in 251. Hostilian was born to Decius and Herennia Etruscilla at an unknown date and elevated to caesar in 250 by Decius. After Decius and Herennius Etruscus, Hostilian's brother, were killed at the Battle of Abritus, an ambush by the Goths, Trebonianus Gallus was proclaimed emperor by the legions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hostilian has received more than 219,875 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Hostilian is the 1,962nd most popular politician (up from 2,296th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Serbia (up from 31st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Serbian Politician.

Hostilian was the last emperor of the Roman Empire. He was assassinated in 251 AD and is most famous for being the last emperor of the Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Hostilian ranks 1,962 out of 15,710Before him are Chlothar III, Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo, Nikolai Podgorny, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, William II of Sicily, and Raisa Gorbacheva. After him are Sigismund of Burgundy, Beyhan Sultan, Desiderius, Maymunah bint al-Harith, Louise of Orléans, and Khasekhemwy.

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Among people born in 230, Hostilian ranks 2Before him is Carus.  Among people deceased in 251, Hostilian ranks 3Before him are Decius and Sima Yi. After him are Herennius Etruscus, Herennia Etruscilla, Babylas of Antioch, Zosimos of Panopolis, and Gaius Julius Priscus.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Hostilian ranks 30 out of 469Before him are Marina Abramović (1946), Josip Jelačić (1801), Stefan Lazarević (1374), Vuk Karadžić (1787), Novak Djokovic (1987), and Maximinus II (270). After him are Alboin (530), Krum (710), Radomir Antić (1948), Quintillus (220), Dragutin Dimitrijević (1876), and Miloš Obrenović (1780).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Hostilian ranks 22Before him are Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), Karađorđe (1768), Mátyás Rákosi (1892), Stefan Lazarević (1374), and Maximinus II (270). After him are Alboin (530), Krum (710), Quintillus (220), Miloš Obrenović (1780), Nikola Pašić (1845), and Vojislav Koštunica (1944).