People - Ancient Rome: Trajan Decius
Born Gaius Messius Quintus Decius (ca. 201- June 251), he was Roman Emperor from 249 to 251.
Trajan Decius in Wikipedia
Gaius Messius Quintus Decius (ca. 201- June 251) was Roman Emperor from 249 to 251. In the last year of his reign, he co-ruled
with his son Herennius Etruscus until both of them were killed in the Battle of Abrittus.
Early life and rise to power -
Decius, who was born at Budalia, now Martinci, Serbia near Sirmium (Sremska Mitrovica), in Lower Pannonia was one of the first
among a long succession of future Roman Emperors to originate from the province of Illyricum in the Danube.. Unlike some of
his immediate imperial predecessors such as Philip the Arab or Maximinus, Decius was a distinguished senator who had served as
consul in 232, had been governor of Moesia and Germania Inferior soon afterwards, served as governor of Hispania Tarraconensis
between 235–238, and was urban prefect of Rome during the early reign of Emperor Philip the Arab (Marcus Iulius Phillipus)...
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