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Emperor of Rome who was proclaimed emperor against his will; his reign was notable for his severe persecution of Christians (201-251)
Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius (c. 201 AD – June 251 AD), sometimes translated as Trajan Decius or Decius, was the emperor of the Roman Empire from 249 to 251. A distinguished politician during the reign of Philip the Arab, Decius was proclaimed emperor by his troops after putting down a rebellion in Moesia. In 249, he defeated and killed Philip near Verona and was recognized as emperor by the Senate afterwards. During his reign, he attempted to strengthen the Roman state and its religion, leading to the Decian persecution, where a number of prominent Christians (including Pope Fabian) were put to death. In the last year of his reign, Decius co-ruled with his son Herennius Etruscus, until they were both killed by the Goths in the Battle of Abritus.
Decius may refer to one of two Roman Emperors: Trajan Decius and Herennius Etruscus Decius, who ruled in the 3rd century. The name is also used for other figures in Roman history and in modern names. As a term, however, Decius doesn't have a general definition because it's a proper noun.
Trajan Decius, was Roman Emperor from 249 to 251. In the last year of his reign, he co-ruled with his son Herennius Etruscus until they were both killed in the Battle of Abrittus.
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Roman emperor from 249 to 251; was a cruel persecutor of the Christians; perished in a morass fighting with the Goths, who were a constant thorn in his side all through his reign.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Decius is ranked #60045 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Decius surname appeared 336 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Decius.
76.1% or 256 total occurrences were Black.
19.9% or 67 total occurrences were White.
1.7% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of decius in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of decius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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