Maximinus Thrax

173 - 238

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Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus "Thrax" ("the Thracian"; c. 173 – 238) was Roman emperor from 235 to 238. His father was an accountant in the governor's office and sprang from ancestors who were Carpi (a Dacian tribe), a people whom Diocletian would eventually drive from their ancient abode (in Dacia) and transfer to Pannonia. Maximinus was the commander of the Legio IV Italica when Severus Alexander was assassinated by his own troops in 235. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maximinus Thrax has received more than 1,391,772 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Maximinus Thrax is the 634th most popular politician (up from 688th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 11th in 2019) and the 5th 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 634 out of 15,710Before him are Franjo Tuđman, Diane de Poitiers, Peleus, Charles I of Anjou, Manuel I of Portugal, and Christian II of Denmark. After him are Michael of Russia, Tigranes the Great, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, Michel Aoun, Conrad III of Germany, and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Maximinus Thrax ranks 9 out of 313Before him are Flavius Aetius (390), Elias Canetti (1905), Galerius (250), Belisarius (505), Aurelian (214), and Georgi Dimitrov (1882). After him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Todor Zhivkov (1911), and Diogenes of Apollonia (-460).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Maximinus Thrax ranks 5Before him are Ahmed III (1673), Galerius (250), Aurelian (214), and Georgi Dimitrov (1882). After him are Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), Marcian (396), Simeon I of Bulgaria (864), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Talaat Pasha (1874), and Boris I of Bulgaria (828).