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. Flavius claudius constantinus, known in english as constantine iii (died shortly before 18 september 411) was a roman general who declared himself western roman emperor in britannia in 407 and established himself in gaul. Constantine the great is known as the father of the constantinian dynasty he is known as the first emperor to convert to christianity constantine was a very successful general starting with his defe. Constantine the greatest roman emperor anti-trinitarians falsely portray constantine as a pagan sun worshipper who had no faith in christ and was practically the sole author of the nicene creed. A fascinating survey of the life and enduring legacy of perhaps the greatest and most unjustly ignored of the roman emperors-written by a richly gifted historian in 312 ad, constantine-one of four roman emperors ruling a divided empire-marched on rome to establish his control.
Constantine reigned during the 4th century ce and is known for attempting to christianize the roman empirehe made the persecution of christians illegal by signing the edict of milan in 313 and helped spread the religion by bankrolling church-building projects, commissioning new copies of the bible, and summoning councils of theologians to hammer out the religion's doctrinal kinks. Constantine's reign as roman emperor (ad 306-337) dramatically changed the direction of christianity, though in ways far different from those portrayed in the da vinci code. An online encyclopedia of roman emperors dir atlas constantine i (306 - 337 ad) hans a pohlsander suny albany bust of constantine i introduction the emperor constantine has rightly been called the most important emperor of late antiquity. Constantine i, who came to be known as constantine the great, was a roman emperor at the beginning of the 4th century, who won several important battles to reunite the roman empire under one emperor after decades of internal conflict.
As mentioned earlier on ancient pages, roman emperor constantine was a pagan monotheist, a devotee of the sun god sol invictus, the unconquered sun, but the battle of the milvian bridge and his dream changed his faith. Assessing the roman emperor who embraced christianity, historian stephenson casts a critical scholarly eye on much of contemporary propaganda's attributions to constantine his vision of the cross before the 312 battle of the milvian bridge, though a later construction of constantine's apologists, nevertheless inspires stephenson with a. Emperor constantine and constantinople facts emperor constantine facts, new capital constantinople, christianity and nicene creed rome was not chosen as the capital of the state later on. Constantine the great, early 307 - 22 may 337 ad flavius valerius constantinus, constantine the great, was the son of helena and the first tetrarchic ruler constantius i constantine is most famous for his conversion to christianity after the battle of the milvian bridge where he defeated emperor maxentius.
Flavius valerius aurelius constantinus augustus, popularly known as constantine the great, ruled the roman empire from 306 ce to 337 ce he was the son of a roman army officer, constantius and a lady called helena. As the first roman emperor to convert to christianity, constantine the great will forever have a significant place in history however, as you learn more about this remarkable figure, you're going to discover that over the course of his life and rule, he accomplished a great deal. Constantine was a roman emperor who lived from 274 to 337 ad he is most famous for becoming the single ruler of the roman empire (after deceiving and defeating licinius, his brother-in-law) and supposedly converting to christianity. Constantine the great (latin: flavius valerius aurelius constantinus augustus greek: κωνσταντῖνος ὁ μέγας 27 february c 272 ad - 22 may 337 ad), also known as constantine i, was a roman emperor who ruled between 306 and 337 ad.
Constantine's decision to cease the persecution of christians in the roman empire was a turning point for early christianity, sometimes referred to as the triumph of the church, the peace of the church or the constantinian shift. Constantine the great was the first christian emperor of rome, and his reign had a profound effect on the subsequent development of the roman, later byzantine, world by 325 he had succeeded in reunifying the empire, having defeated the last of his former tetrarchic colleagues, the eastern emperor licinius. Henceforth, constantine was sole master of the roman empire shortly after the defeat of licinius, constantine determined to make constantinople the future capital of the empire, and with his usual energy he took every measure to enlarge, strengthen, and beautify it.
Emperor constantine, who was roman emperor from 306 ce until his death in 337 ce, used what motivates many to action - money he offered the various church leaders money to agree upon a single canon that would be used by all christians as the word of god. When his father became ill, he named constantine as emperor, or augustus, of the western portion of the roman empire constantine then ruled over britain, gaul, and spain he began to strengthen and build up much of the area. The first roman emperor to claim conversion to christianity, constantine played an influential role in the proclamation of the edict of milan in 313, which decreed tolerance for christianity in the empire. Emperor constantine secured sole rule of the roman empire according to contemporary authors of his day constantine started off with a scheme in mind to become the sole ruler of the roman empire in his way were 5 other caesars.