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Maximinus Thrax

173 - 238

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Maximinus Thrax (Latin: Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus "Thrax"; c. 173 – 238) was a Roman emperor from 235 to 238. Born of Thracian origin – giving the nickname "Thrax" ("the Thracian") – he rose up through the military ranks, ultimately holding high command in the army of the Rhine under Emperor Severus Alexander. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximinus Thrax has received more than 2,126,007 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Maximinus Thrax is the 696th most popular politician (down from 633rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Bulgarian Politician.

Maximinus Thrax was a Roman Emperor from 235 to 238. He is most famous for being the first emperor to be born outside of Italy, and for his persecution of Christians in the empire.

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Among politicians, Maximinus Thrax ranks 696 out of 15,577Before him are Edvard Beneš, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Enrico Dandolo, Childeric III, Henry I of England, and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Ilse Koch, Smenkhkare, John the Fearless, Leonid Kravchuk, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan.

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Among people born in 173, Maximinus Thrax ranks 1 Among people deceased in 238, Maximinus Thrax ranks 1After him are Balbinus, Gordian I, Pupienus, Gordian II, Julius Pollux, and Gaius Julius Verus Maximus.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Maximinus Thrax ranks 8 out of 372Before him are Ahmed III (1673), Flavius Aetius (390), Elias Canetti (1905), Belisarius (505), Galerius (250), and Georgi Dimitrov (1882). After him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Phocas (547), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Marcian (396), and Diogenes of Apollonia (-460).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Maximinus Thrax ranks 4Before him are Ahmed III (1673), Galerius (250), and Georgi Dimitrov (1882). After him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Phocas (547), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Marcian (396), Talaat Pasha (1874), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), and Kubrat (605).