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Constantine I
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Constantine was the first Roman emperor to profess the Christian faith. Born in 272 CE in Naissus in modern Serbia, he was the son of an Illyrian military officer, Constantius (Constantius I Chlorus). His father’s appointment as joint Caesar and later Augustus of the West naturally had a…

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Pigott, Justin M., “Constantine I”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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