A biography of the first roman emperor flavius valerius constantinus

His conversion was a gradual process; at first he probably associated Christ with the victorious sun god. Although during his time Christianity and Christians were in the minority, it was a very well organized minority, and one that was solidified, and unified, on every front, not only on religious choices and decisions.

He strengthened the circuit wall around the city with military towers and fortified gates, and he began building a palace complex in the northeastern part of the city. See Article History Alternative Titles: A real innovation, from which Constantine could expect little popularity, was his institution of a new tax, the collatio lustralis.

The extant copies of this decree are actually those posted by Licinius in the eastern parts of the empire. Now emperor of both East and West, he began to implement important administrative reforms.

Yet it, too, had been foreshadowed; Diocletian enhanced Nicomedia to an extent that was considered to challenge Rome.

Constantius I

By the time of the Council of Nicaeahowever, he was completely Christian, but still tolerated paganism among his subjects. He may have attended the lectures of Lactantius, a Christian scholar of Latin in the city.

Each would be subordinate to their respective Augustus senior emperor but would act with supreme authority in his assigned lands. Of Illyrian descent, Constantius had a distinguished military career before serving as governor of Dalmatia in modern Croatia.

This system would later be called the Tetrarchy. In political developments forced him to divorce Helena. In a parallel ceremony in Milan, Maximian did the same. This Arch was not only a celebration of his victory and rule, it was also a commemorative piece for the 10th anniversary that Constantine had been in rule as the Emperor in Rome.

Constantine I

They assert that Galerius assigned Constantine to lead an advance unit in a cavalry charge through a swamp on the middle Danubemade him enter into single combat with a lion, and attempted to kill him in hunts and wars. Over time, The Arch has been reworked, and today, it shows a great amount of detail and architecture of the Roman Empire as well as other statutes and structures that were developed during that time period that he was in rule.

Maximian was apprehended when he killed the eunuch and was offered suicide, which he accepted. They had six children: Legacy The reign of Constantine must be interpreted against the background of his personal commitment to Christianity.

Constantine the Great: Roman Emperor & Biography

The need for religious unity was one that Constantine believed was essential to the power, and to keeping the state of peace in Rome, and he believed that Christianity was the religion that would unify the nation. He announced that Constantine was dead, and took up the imperial purple.

Byhis period as governor now over, Constantius had been made Praetorian Prefect in the west under Maximian. Constantine, disappointed in his hopes to become a Caesar, fled the court of Galerius after Constantius had asked Galerius to release his son as Constantius was ill.

The two men, together with Diocletian and his caesar, Galeriusformed the tetrarchy. Fausta learned of the plot and warned Constantine, who put a eunuch in his own place in bed. The Arch The Arch of Constantine was dedicated to the great leader inboth by the senate and the people who lived in Rome.

His career depended on being rescued by his father in the west. Constantine soon heard of the rebellion, abandoned his campaign against the Franks, and marched his army up the Rhine.

His religious belief system led to a unified Rome. In addition, Constantine built churches in the Holy Land, where his mother also a Christian supposedly found the True Cross on which Jesus was crucified. Maximinus Daia was frustrated that he had been passed over for promotion while the newcomer Licinius had been raised to the office of Augustus and demanded that Galerius promote him.

The same scene played out at Nicomedia under the authority of Diocletian. Along with the notice, he included a portrait of himself in the robes of an Augustus. Constantius was a member of the Protectores Augusti Nostri under the emperor Aurelian and fought in the east against the secessionist Palmyrene Empire.

He composed a special prayer for his troops and went on campaigns with a mobile chapel in a tent.Flavius Valerius Constantinus, who would become Roman emperor Constantine I, was born on February 27, circa (sources range from to ), in Naissus, Moesia (now Niš, Serbia).

His father, Flavius Valerius Constantius, was an officer in the Roman army. Constantine I, byname Constantine the Great, Latin in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus, (born February 27, after ce?, Naissus, Moesia [now Niš, Serbia]—died May 22,Ancyrona, near Nicomedia, Bithynia [now İzmit, Turkey]), the first Roman emperor to profess Christianity.

Constantine I the Great: emperor of the Roman world (r. ). Constantine the Great. Names: 27 February c Gaius Flavius Valerius Constantinus ; 25 July Flavius Valerius Constantinus Caesar Herculius ; Summer Imperator Constantinus Augustus ; 22 May natural death.

Apr 22,  · Constantine the Great Photo by: Gernot Keller Creative Commons First Christian Roman Emperor In Power AD Born Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus February 27, c Naissus, Moesia Superior, Present day Serbia Died May 22, (at age 65) Nicomedia Nationality Roman Religion Roman Catholic Flavius Constantine (aka Constantine the Great), is possibly known as.

Flavius Valerius Constantinus (Constantine The Great) Roman Emperor Constantine became the first Christian Roman Emperor and his founding of the city of Constantinople brought about the beginning of the East Roman Empire which today we call Byzantium.

Constantius I, original name Flavius Valerius Constantius or Flavius Julius Constantius, byname Chlorus, (born c.Dacia Ripensis—died July 25,Eboracum, Britain [now York, North Yorkshire, England]), Roman emperor and father of Constantine I the Great.

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