Constantine the Great

The Spiritual Man

Constantine beginning

Constantine I, or his full name Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantine or, even Constantine the Great. He was born at Naissus, in upper Moesia on the day of February 27, A.D. 272 or 273. Upper Moesia is near the Black Sea and close to upper Greece. His parents were Constantine Chlorus and Helena. He was the oldest of all his siblings. Later he joined his father and ruled out west at Boulonge. Boulonge is north of Paris.

Constantine Life

He was a distinguished solider in the Dioclectian’s Egyptian expendition (A.D. 296). Later his rivals Galerius, Licinius, and Maximin ruled the east and Constantine and his father ruled the west. Then he embarked on his own military career, took over the Roman Emipire, from Palestine and Asia Minor to Britian, Spain, and Gaul. Before he fought his biggest rival, Maximin, he a vision of light shinning in front of the sun and the words. Then the next day, he led his army and crossed the Alps by Mont Cenis defeating Maximin. Constantine ordered that he must be drowned in A.D. 312. Then he was declared the next emperor.


Constantine Tragic End

Then he chose the ancient Greek city of Byzantium to the next capital of the Roman Empire. His city later became a major spiritual center, the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It thrived as a political and spiritual capital through the time of Columbus’ journey to America. Shortly before his death, he was baptized Pope Sylvester in A.D. 326. He held the Great Church of Nicaea and sided against the Arians in 325. During his time as ruler, he ordered the burning of the books by Arians, anti-Christian philosopher Porphyry, and others. Then Constantine split the empire between his three sons, Constanius, Constan, and Constantine II. Constantine the Great died on May 22, A.D. 337 in war. 

By: Mark