His father was Constantius Chlorus a native of that vicinity and famous as a general under the Emperor Diocletian. In the course of the aforementioned battle, Maxentius drowned in the River Tiber at the Milvian Bridge in an attempt to retreat behind the city walls. Byhis period as governor now over, Constantius had been made Praetorian Prefect in the west under Maximian.
Constantine did work with interest to resolve disputes among the clergy and did defer to them. After a long evening of drinking, Galerius granted the request.
He was shut up in the city, but was relieved by his army after six hours and defeated the enemy. Constantius left Helena to marry Maximian's stepdaughter Theodora in or ByDiocletianconscious of the ambitions of his co-emperor for his new son-in-law, allowed Maximian to promote Constantius in a new power sharing arrangement known as the Tetrarchy.
Learn More in these related Britannica articles: He built various public buildings as well as many Christian Churches that were in keeping with the needs and ideals of the religion he had chosen to favor. It became the seat of the Empire and lasted untilwhen it fell to the Asiatic onslaught it had always resisted.
Byhis period as governor now over, Constantius had been made Praetorian Prefect in the west under Maximian. Each would be ruled by an Augustussupported by a Caesar.
They assert that Galerius assigned Constantine to lead an advance unit in a cavalry charge through a swamp on the middle Danubemade him enter into single combat with a lion, and attempted to kill him in hunts and wars. A doctoral dissertation by Athanasios Constantine Karras, pp.
In six years the new city was complete. Galerius refused to recognize him but failed to unseat him. Constantius was assigned to rule Gaul and ordered to subdue Marcus Aurelius Carausiusa usurper in Britain.
Constantine, born out of wedlock, had grown to school age before he and his mother were united with Constantius, now governor of Dalmatia, to live as a family at the mansion in Salonae on the Adriatic coast.
No sooner had he won the imperial throne, he decided to move the capital of the empire to the East, and he selected Byzantium, a small port on the Bosphorus, which was the most easternly edge of Europe. Constantius may have had Christian leanings since the early years. In order to strengthen the dynastic relationship between himself and Herculius.
Diocletian forced Maximianus to abdicate. Abtheilung ; Victor Schultze, Gesch. It is not reasonable to blame the host for the irreconcilability of those attending.
In military policy Constantine enjoyed unbroken success, with triumphs over the Franks, Sarmatians, and Goths to add to his victories in the civil wars; the latter, in particular, show a bold and imaginative mastery of strategy. Sources[ edit ] Constantine was a ruler of major importance, and he has always been a controversial figure.
When Diocletian and Maximian abdicated on May 1,Constantius became the senior emperor in the West. In later years he commissioned new copies of the Bible for the growing congregations at Constantinople. He also served under Galerius, when the latter replaced Diocletian at the helm. Like his father before him, Constantine had a previous wife, Minervina, who bore him a son, Crispus.
These are abundant and detailed,  but they have been strongly influenced by the official propaganda of the period  and are often one-sided;  no contemporaneous histories or biographies dealing with his life and rule have survived.
Maximinus Daia was frustrated that he had been passed over for promotion while the newcomer Licinius had been raised to the office of Augustus and demanded that Galerius promote him. Chief among his works was the issuance of the Edict of Milan in A. For a discussion of Constantius' marriage to Helen, see infra, n.
The clergy was politicized due to the organizational interest of Constantine to see the Church and the Empire prosper.Constantius I, original name Flavius Valerius Constantius or Flavius Julius Constantius, byname Chlorus, (born c.Dacia Ripensis—died July 25,Eboracum, Britain [now York, North Yorkshire, England]), Roman emperor and father of Constantine I the Great.
Constantine, or Flavius Valerius Constantinus, is most commonly known as the first Christian emperor of the Roman world and the founder of the ancient city Constantinople. Born February 27, roughly AD to Helena, a common innkeeper’s daughter, and Constantius Chlorus, there is a high possibility that the infamous Constantine was an.
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