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Marcus Aurelius Probus (; 19 August 232 – 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 facade of the constitutional authority of the Roman Senate was fastidiously maintained, and the conqueror, 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 19,948 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Probus is the 1,031st most popular politician (up from 1,051st in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 13th in 2019) and the 13th 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 1,031 out of 15,710Before him are Agrippina the Elder, Demetrius I of Macedon, Emperor Wu of Jin, Richard Cromwell, Zachary Taylor, and Jalal Talabani. After him are Abdullah I of Jordan, 5th Dalai Lama, Jean Monnet, Frederick V of Denmark, Grover Cleveland, and Nestor.

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Among people born in 232, Probus ranks 1After him are Florianus, Cao Fang, and Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha. Among people deceased in 282, Probus ranks 1

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Among people born in Serbia, Probus ranks 15 out of 469Before him are Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), Gratian (359), Jovian (331), and Peter I of Serbia (1844). After him are Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Saint Sava (1169), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), and Draža Mihailović (1893).


Among politicians born in Serbia, Probus ranks 13Before him are Maximian (240), Licinius (263), Claudius Gothicus (210), Gratian (359), Jovian (331), and Peter I of Serbia (1844). After him are Peter II of Yugoslavia (1923), Alexander I of Serbia (1876), Stjepan Mesić (1934), Constantius III (370), Karađorđe (1768), and Mátyás Rákosi (1892).