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Trajan ( TRAY-jən; Latin: Caesar Nerva Trajanus; 18 September 53 – c. 9 August 117) was Roman emperor from 98 to 117. Officially declared by the Senate optimus princeps ("best ruler"), Trajan is remembered as a successful soldier-emperor who presided over the second-greatest military expansion in Roman history, after Augustus, leading the empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Trajan has received more than 3,664,446 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Trajan is the 52nd most popular politician (up from 62nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Spain (up from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Politician.

Trajan is most famous for his conquest of Dacia.

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Among politicians, Trajan ranks 52 out of 15,710Before him are Fidel Castro, Leon Trotsky, Josip Broz Tito, Caligula, Hillary Clinton, and Vladimir Putin. After him are Hammurabi, Henry Kissinger, Akhenaten, Saddam Hussein, Franz Joseph I of Austria, and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Among people born in 53, Trajan ranks 1 Among people deceased in 117, Trajan ranks 1

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Among people born in Spain, Trajan ranks 6 out of 2,595Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), Carles Puigdemont (1962), Francisco Goya (1746), and Antoni Gaudí (1852). After him are Seneca the Younger (-4), Miguel de Cervantes (1547), Francisco Franco (1892), Diego Velázquez (1599), Averroes (1126), and Hernán Cortés (1485).


Among politicians born in Spain, Trajan ranks 2Before him are Carles Puigdemont (1962). After him are Francisco Franco (1892), Theodosius I (340), Hadrian (76), Philip II of Spain (1527), Isabella I of Castile (1451), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Joanna of Castile (1479), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Philip IV of Spain (1605), and Charles II of Spain (1661).