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Constantine the Great [Flavius Valerius Constantinus]locked

(b Naïssus [now Nish, Serbia], c. ad 285; reg 306–37; d Constantinople, 337).
  • Charles Murray

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Roman emperor and patron. He was the son of Constantius Chlorus (reg 293–306) and Helena (c. 248/9–328/9) and succeeded his father as Co-Emperor in ad 306. Six years later he defeated his rival Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge outside Rome and became sole ruler in the West. In 313, with Licinius (...

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