Equal to the apostles emperor saint constantine the great (february 27, 272-may 22, 337) was proclaimed augustus by his troops on july 25, 306 and ruled an ever-growing portion of the roman empire to his death. Constantine and christianity main article: constantine i and christianity constantine is perhaps best known for being the first roman emperor to freely allow christianity . Constantine i the great, roman emperor's geni profile best known for being the first christian roman emperor, constantine reversed the persecutions of his . During the reign of the roman emperor constantine the great (ad 306–337), christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the roman empirehistorians remain uncertain about constantine's reasons for favoring christianity, and theologians and historians have often argued about which form of early christianity he subscribed to.
Constantine i was a roman emperor who ruled early in the 4th century he was the first christian emperor and saw the empire begin to become a christian state constantine i was born circa 280 in . Constantine the great: a biography he established freedom of religion in the roman empire and was sole ruler who founded the empire of byzantium or of new rome or of constantinople -- the influence of which even to this day reaches new byzantium. Constantius i: constantius i, roman emperor and father of constantine i the great as a member of a four-man ruling body (tetrarchy) created by the emperor diocletian, constantius held the title of caesar from 293 to 305 and caesar augustus in 305–306. And in an ordinance of the same year, intended for the roman city prefects, constantine directed that if lightning struck an imperial palace, or a public building, the haruspices were to seek out according to ancient custom what the sign might signify, and their interpretation was to be written down and reported to the emperor.
Biography of constantine constantine i, one of the most significant emperors of rome, was born in 274 ad he is well known in the history of rome for making christianity the official religion of the whole roman empire. Emperor constantine: the man and the myth flavius valerius constantinus was born on february 27, but the actual year of his birth, like many other things in his life, is a subject of debate among historians. Constantine i (ca 274-337) was a roman emperor he is frequently called the great because of his successes as a general, administrator, and legislator and because of his support of the christian church and efforts to maintain christian unity born flavius valerius constantinus at naissus (in .
Constantine the great (about ad274-337), roman emperor (306-37), the first roman ruler to be converted to christianity he was the founder of constantinople (present-day istanbul), which remained the capital of the eastern roman (byzantine) empire until 1453 constantine the great was born flavius . Constantine defeated his main rival for the western emperorship in 312 and defeated the eastern emperor in 324 after years of strained relations, thus making constantine sole ruler of the roman empire he would direct largely successful campaigns for the rest of his reign, and he died in 337 while preparing for a campaign against the persians. Biography of roman emperor who was an aggressive warrior, a sometimes-cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler constantine: dynasty, religion and power in the later roman empire by timothy barnes. Constantine biography constantine i, one of the most significant emperors of rome, was born in 274 ad he is well known in the history of rome for ensuring that christianity became the official religion of the whole roman empire. Roman emperor constantine fights maxentius in the battle of milvian bridge constantine’s defeat of maxentius at the battle of the milvian bridge put him in a powerful position, but not one of supreme power.
A roman emperor in the 4th century, most notable for legalising christianity and setting it as an additional tool, combining it with the imperial cult of sol invictus as a mithras cult initiate . Constantine i the great: emperor of the roman milestone of constantine the great from the soldiers of the sixth legion victrix proclaim constantine emperor . Constantine: roman emperor, christian victor book reviews it is difficult to write a biography of constantine that satisfies everyone such as the attitude .
This praise-filled biography came from the hand of eusebius, bishop of caesarea in palestine, and perhaps constantine's greatest admirer the first roman emperor with a cross in his diadem . Constantine made his roman christian church hostage to the state so that now it would serve the needs of emperor and empire by the end of the fourth century, that church was modeled on the political structures of the roman empire it served, and not on the bible. Constantine the great photo by: gernot keller creative commons first christian roman emperor in power 306-337 ad born flavius valerius aurelius constantinus augustus february 27, c272 naissus, moesia superior, present day serbia died may 22, 337 (at age 65) nicomedia nationality roman religion roman catholic flavius constantine (aka constantine the great), is possibly known as. Constantine by paul stephenson is not your average 'roman emperor biography' stephenson is enormously detailed in his description of constantine's world and the role religion played in the roman world of the 3d and 4th centuries ad.