Constantine I the Great 280-337
Constantine I, also called Constantine the Great, was the first
Roman emperor who called himself a Christian. Constantine's Latin name was
Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
The church declared him a Saint.
Some historians call him an evil man, who used religion merely as a means
to an end. Take your pick.
As Roman Emperor, Constantine became
ruler of a declining empire. Because of the massive persecution of
the Christians, Christianity was a sensitive political issue in his
Constantine completely re-defined the Christian faith by claiming
himself and his state to be Christian.
1998, a bronze statue of Roman Emperor Constantine was erected in front of
York Minster Cathedral, where he was hailed as Caesar in AD 306.
The inscription reads, "By this sign conquer."
Constantine I the Great - Facts
325 - Construction
on Hagia Sophia cathedral begins. It will be
Constantine renamed Byzantium Consta