Emperor Constantine's Win
Constantine won a great battle over Maxentius.
The great emperor's successful day was on October 28 in the year 312 AD. At the Milvian Bridge in Rome, Italy Constantine the Great fought against his brother-in-law, Maxentius. One night before the battle, Constantine came upon a dream where Christ came and told him to paint crosses on his soldiers' shields. The battle was started as Constantine came to Rome after winning battles in Turin and Verona, invading Italy. Originally, Maxentius had taken Italy and Rome for himself from Galerius, a Roman Emperor. Constantine went from Italy to Rome, Maxentius came to defend his rule but was later defeated at the Milvian Bridge. The battle made Constantine the great leader of all of the Roman Empire in 324 AD.
Constantine the Great
The great emperor who won this historic battle.
The Milvian Bridge
The place where this battle took place, but present day. Now, this is called the Ponte Milvio.
Constantine's brother-in-law, or the loser of the battle.