Constantine the Great
b. February 27, AD 272 – d. May 22, AD 337 • Emperor
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Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great (d. 337), Roman emperor. The date of his birth is unknown; it has been variously placed between 272 and 288. The son of the Emp. Constantius Chlorus and St *Helena, he was sent in 293 to the court of *Diocletian, the senior emperor, under whose influence he learned the new Byzantine
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Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great(ad 280?–337). Two important events marked the reign of Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor of Rome. He made Christianity a lawful religion in Roman society, and he founded the city of Constantinople, the brilliant capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.Flavius Valerius
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Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great.—Roman Emperor (272–337). Son of Constantius Chlorus and of St. Helena. Was appointed Cæsar at the death of his father in 306; and in 307 assumed the title of Augustus. In the spring of the year 312, Constantine, together with Licinius, published a general edict of toleration, granting
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Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great (272–337). Gaius Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus was the first Christian emperor of Rome. A measure of his impact on the issues of church and state is the fact that all but one of his successors were Christian. The son of *Helena and sub-emperor Constantius Chlorus, who ruled
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ConstantineFirst Christian emperor“I have experienced this in others and in myself, for I walked not in the way of righteousness.… But the Almighty God, who sits in the court of heaven, granted what I did not deserve.”The first Life of Constantine describes its subject as “resplendent with every virtue
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CONSTANTINEEmperors Constantine (c. 274–337) and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, giving full legal recognition to Christianity for the first time. Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea in 325 and began the process that eventually led to the full union of church and state. He was baptized
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ConstantineBorn at Niš/Naissus 272/74, died Nicomedia 22 May 337; son of Constantius I Chlorus, a caesar in Diocletian’s “First Tetrarchy,” and then co-augustus with Galerius and Helena. As a young man, C. was with Diocletian and Galerius in the East. He joined his father in Britain in the summer of
The Era of Constantine
The Era of ConstantineBefore Constantine, patrons evidently did not employ architects in the design and construction of churches and baptisteries. Eusebius describes in considerable detail the ecclesiastical buildings that Constantine commissioned and underwrote, but he does not name any architects.
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Constantine I, Emperor
CONSTANTINE I, emperor (271/273–337). Flavius Valerius Constantinus, son of *Constantius Chlorus and *Helena, born at Naissus (Niŝ, Serbia) 27 February 271/273. He fought in *Galerius’s campaign against the Persians and was at Galerius’s court when Galerius and Constantius Chlorus became Augusti on *Diocletian’s
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Constantine (c. 272–337)
CONSTANTINE (c. 272–337)Constantine the Great reigned as Roman Emperor between 306 and 337. It is hard to overstate his impact on the history of the Christian church and on the development of Christian thought. He was the first Roman emperor to declare himself a Christian when, at the Milvian Bridge
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Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great (c.285–337)First “Christian emperor” of the Roman Empire; ruled from 306–337Constantine’s parents were Constantius Chlorus, the Western coemperor of the Roman empire, and Helena, a concubine. When his father died in England in 306, Constantine was proclaimed emperor by the troops