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Constantine the Great
Constantine I
57t Emperor o the Roman Empire
Constantine Chiaramonti Inv1749.jpg
Colossal marble heid o Emperor Constantine the Great, Roman, 4t century
Ring 25 Julie 306 AD – 29 October 312 AD[notes 1]
29 October 312 – 19 September 324[notes 2]
19 September 324 – 22 Mey 337[notes 3]
Predecessor Constantius I
Successor Constantine II
Constantius II
Constans I
Born 27 Februar ca. 272[1]
Naissus, Moesia Superior (present-day Serbie)
Dee'd 22 Mey 337(337-05-22) (aged 65)
Spouse Minervina
Issue Constantina
Constantine II
Constantius II
Full name
Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus
Dynasty Constantinian dynasty
Faither Constantius Chlorus
Mither Helena

Constantine the Great (Laitin: Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus;[2] 27 Februar c. 272[1] – 22 Mey 337), an aa kent as Constantine I or Saunt Constantine,[3] wis Roman Emperor frae 306 tae 337. Constantine wis the son o Flavius Valerius Constantius, a Roman airmy officer, an his consort Helena.

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  1. Caesar in the wast; self-proclaimed Augustus frae 309; recognized as such in the east in Aprile 310.
  2. Undisputit Augustus in the wast, senior Augustus in the empire.
  3. As emperor o whole empire.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Birth dates vary but maist modren historians uise c. 272". Lenski, "Reign o Constantine" (CC), 59.
  2. In Clessical Laitin, Constantine's offeecial imperial title was IMPERATOR CAESAR FLAVIVS CONSTANTINVS PIVS FELIX INVICTVS AVGVSTVS, Imperator Caesar Flavius Constantine Augustus, the pious, the fortunate, the undefeatit. Efter 312, he addit MAXIMVS ("the greatest"), an efter 325 replaced ("undefeatit") wi VICTOR, as invictus reminded mony o Sol Invictus, the Sun God.
  3. Amang Eastren Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Christians. The Byzantine liturgical calendar, observed bi the Eastren Orthodox Kirk an Eastren Catholic Kirks o Byzantine rite, leets baith Constantine an his mither Helena as saunts. Altho he is nae includit in the Laitin Kirk's leet o saints, which daes recognise several ither Constantines as saunts, he is revered unner the title "The Great" for his contributions to Christianity.