Constantine the Great Biography

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. His father became Caesar, the deputy emperor in the west in 293. Constantine was sent east, where he rose through the ranks to become a military tribune under the emperors Diocletian and Galerius. In 305, Constantius was raised to the rank of Augustus, senior western emperor, and Constantine was recalled west to campaign under his father in Britannia. Acclaimed as emperor by the army at Eburacum after his father's death in 306, Constantine emerged victorious in a series of civil wars against the emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324.

As emperor, Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. The government was restructured and civil and military authority separated. A new gold coin, the solidus, was introduced to combat inflation. It would become the standard for Byzantine and European currencies for more than a thousand years. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Constantine the Great
Full Name:
Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus
Nationality:
Roman Empire
Religion:
Christianity
Date of Birth:
February 27, 272
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
May 22, 337
Age at Death:
65
Marriages
  • 307-03-31
    Roman Emperor Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the Emperor Maximian, later murdering her in 326
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