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Marcus Aurelius Probus (; 230–235 – September 282) was Roman emperor from 276 to 282. Probus was an active and successful general as well as a conscientious administrator, and in his reign of six years he secured prosperity for the inner provinces while withstanding repeated invasions of barbarian tribes on almost every sector of the frontier.After repelling the foreign enemies of the empire Probus was forced to handle several internal revolts, but demonstrated leniency and moderation to the vanquished wherever possible. In his reign the constitutional authority of the Roman Senate was fastidiously maintained, and the victorious Emperor, who had carried his army to victory over the Rhine, professed himself dependent on the sanction of the Senate.Upon defeating the Germans, Probus re-erected the ancient fortifications of emperor Hadrian between the Rhine and Danube rivers, protecting the Agri Decumates, and exacted from the vanquished a tribute of manpower to resettle depopulated provinces within the empire and provide for adequate defense of the frontiers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Probus has received more than 24,867 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Probus is the 1,112th most popular politician (down from 1,030th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 15th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Serbian Politician.

Probus is most famous for being a Roman emperor from 276 to 282 AD. He was the first emperor to be born outside of Italy and was the first emperor to be born in a non-senatorial family.

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Among politicians, Probus ranks 1,112 out of 15,577Before him are Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Stephen III of Moldavia, Constantine V, John McCain, Gustáv Husák, and Chongzhen Emperor. After him are Michael I Rangabe, Jianwen Emperor, Andrei Zhdanov, Asparuh of Bulgaria, Stephen, King of England, and Jungjong of Joseon.

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Among people born in 232, Probus ranks 1After him are Florianus and Cao Fang. Among people deceased in 282, Probus ranks 1After him is Pope Maximus of Alexandria.

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Among people born in Serbia, Probus ranks 17 out of 564Before him are Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), and Gratian (359). After him are Saint Sava (1169), Novak Djokovic (1987), Jovian (331), Marina Abramović (1946), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), and Karađorđe (1768).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Probus ranks 14Before him are Licinius (263), Constantius Chlorus (250), Peter I of Serbia (1844), Claudius Gothicus (210), Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), and Gratian (359). After him are Jovian (331), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Karađorđe (1768), Constantius III (370), Stjepan Mesić (1934), and Mátyás Rákosi (1892).