Decius (emperor)


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  • Decius — • Roman Emperor 249 251 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Decius     Decius     † Catholic E …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Decius (disambiguation) — Decius was the 3rd century emperor. Decius may also refer to: Decius (gens) for several other Ancient Romans Decius (Exarch), first Exarch of Ravenna 584–585 Decius Wadsworth, Colonel in the Ordnance Corps of the United States Army who, in 1817,… …   Wikipedia

  • Decius — For other uses, see Decius (disambiguation). Decius 34th Emperor of the Roman Empire Bust of Trajan Decius …   Wikipedia

  • Decius — /dee sheuhs, desh euhs/, n. (Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius) A.D. c201 251, emperor of Rome 249 251. * * * ▪ Roman emperor in full  Gaius Messius Quintus Decius  born c. 201, Budalia, Pannonia Inferior [near modern Sremska Mitrovica,… …   Universalium

  • Decius (gens) — For other uses, see Decius (disambiguation) Decius is an ancient Roman nomen; notable individuals of the gens Decia include: Publius Decius Mus (340 BC), son of Quintus, consul in 340 BC, fought the Battle of Vesuvius Publius Decius Mus (312 BC) …   Wikipedia

  • Decius — Roman Emperor (AD 249 251.     In AD 249 50, Decius initiated the first severe persecutions of the Christians which occurred in Alexandria in AD 250; after this, the pressure lessened because of the new preoccupation with the Gothic war. Decius… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Decius — noun Emperor of Rome who was proclaimed emperor against his will; his reign was notable for his severe persecution of Christians (201 251) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Roman Emperor, ↑Emperor of Rome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emperor of Rome — noun sovereign of the Roman Empire • Syn: ↑Roman Emperor • Hypernyms: ↑emperor • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Antoninus, ↑Aurelius, ↑Marcus Aurelius, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decius — biographical name Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus circa 201 251 Roman emperor (249 51) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Decius, Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus — born с 201, Budalia, Pannonia Inferior died June 251, Abrittus, Moesia Roman emperor (249–251). Of uncertain origins, he served as senator, consul, and provincial military commander before taking the throne from Philip the Arabian. He resisted… …   Universalium

  • DECIUS —    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 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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