b. AD 260 – d. AD 311 • Emperor
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Galerius (d. 311), Roman Emperor. An Illyrian of humble birth, he rose in the army and in 293 was appointed by *Diocletian as his co-adjutor (‘Caesar’) in the E.; on Diocletian’s abdication in 305 he succeeded him as Augustus. According to Christian writers his influence had inspired the persecution
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
GALERIUS, emperor. (Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus is the full name on his coinage: he is called Maximus in some Acts of Martyrs, that having apparently been his name until Diocletian changed it; see Lact. Mort. 18; the appellation of Armentarius is but a nickname taken from his original occupation.)
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Arch of Galerius
Arch of Galerius(Thessaloniki, Greece). Octopylon arch, supported on eight piers, dramatically situated at the intersection of two colonnaded streets, designed as part of the palace complex for Caesar Galerius Maximianus (see R. Hanslik, KlPauly, s.v.). The triple arches crossed the Via Egnatia on the
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
GALERIUS (ca. 250–311). C. Galerius Val. Maximianus, born of humble origins in the area around *Serdica (today Sofia), in Dacia Ripensis (Illyricum), about 250. He received the title of Caesar on 1 March 293, together with *Constantius Chlorus, in the tetrarchic system created by *Diocletian. He led
Maximinus Daia, Emperor
MAXIMINUS DAIA, emperor (d. 313). Gaius Galerius Valerius, better known as Maximinus Daia, was made Caesar by *Galerius in May 305 and was confirmed in that role in 308, together with *Constantine I at the meeting at Carnuntum, for the Eastern empire (*Syria and *Egypt) with the title of filius Augustorum.
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Galerius, Valerius Maximianus
Galerius, Valerius Maximianus (died 311)Roman emperor of the East, 305–311Galerius came from Illyria, a rugged province south of the Danube River. An uneducated man of peasant stock, he rose to prominence by service in the army. In 293 Galerius and Constantius Chlorus were appointed to be caesars (junior