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Maximian (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus; c. 250 – c. July 310), nicknamed Herculius, was Roman emperor from 286 to 305. He was Caesar from 285 to 286, then Augustus from 286 to 305. He shared the latter title with his co-emperor and superior, Diocletian, whose political brain complemented Maximian's military brawn. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximian has received more than 939,785 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Maximian is the 574th most popular politician (down from 532nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Serbia and the 6th most popular Serbian Politician.

Maximian was most famous for being the co-emperor of Rome with Diocletian. Maximian is also credited with the introduction of the tetrarchy system, which is a form of government in which there are two co-emperors.

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Among politicians, Maximian ranks 574 out of 15,577Before him are George IV of the United Kingdom, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Kim Dae-jung, Valerian, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and Friedrich Ebert. After him are Yeongjo of Joseon, Saparmurat Niyazov, Alija Izetbegović, Constantius II, Margaret I of Denmark, and Oscar I of Sweden.

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Among people born in 240, Maximian ranks 2Before him is Zenobia. After him are Lucian of Antioch, Pamphilus of Caesarea, Cassian of Imola, and Gupta. Among people deceased in 310, Maximian ranks 1After him are Pope Eusebius, Emperor Ōjin, and Liu Yuan.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Maximian ranks 9 out of 564Before him are Slobodan Milošević (1941), Romulus Augustulus (460), Odoacer (433), Decius (201), Aurelian (214), and Mileva Marić (1875). After him are Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Maximian ranks 6Before him are Constantine the Great (272), Slobodan Milošević (1941), Odoacer (433), Decius (201), and Aurelian (214). After him are Constantius II (317), Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), and Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923).