Constantine the Great, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Constantine was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, a Roman army officer, and his consort Helena.
Born: February 27, 272 AD, Niš, Serbia
Died: May 22, 337 AD, Nicomedia, Turkey
Full name: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus
Parents: Helena, Constantius Chlorus
Spouse: Fausta (m. 307 AD–326 AD), Minervina (m. 303 AD–307 AD)
Children: Constantius II, Constantine II, Crispus, Constans, Constantina,Helena
Constantine was the first christian emperor
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The emperor Constantine has been called the most important emperor of Late Antiquity. His powerful personality laid the foundations of post-classical European civilization; his reign was eventful and highly dramatic. His victory at the Milvian Bridge counts among the most decisive moments in world history, while his legalization and support of Christianity and his foundation of a 'New Rome' at Byzantium rank among the most momentous decisions ever made by a European ruler.
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