Few people are aware, even in Serbia, about the fact that 18 Roman emperors were born on the territory of today’s Republic of Serbia.
One of them will be remembered as the greatest adversary to Christianity, and the other proclaimed it the official religion. What they have in common is that they were both born in what is today Serbia.
Men in question are caesar and augustus Galerius, born in Gamzigrad, town near Zajecar in east of Serbia, and another ruler, born in Nis, city in south of Serbia – emperor Constantine I, called Constantine The Great.
Besides them, many other emperors were born on the territory of today’s Serbia: Constantius Chlorus, Licinius, Vetranion, Trajan Decius, Aurelian, Probus, Maximillian Hercules, Constantius II, Gratian, Jovian, Hostilian, Maximinus Daia, Constantius III, Claudius II Gothicus, Flavius Valerius Severus and Justinian.
The Roman emperors left behind ancient towns such as Sirmium, Singidunum, Viminacium, Felix Romuliana, Naissus, Mediana, Justiniana Prima, Ulpiana and other ancient towns on territory of Serbia.