Constantine the Great: Emperor of Rome from 306 to 337, the first Emperor to convert to Christianity. Constantine built a new imperial residence in place of Byzantium, naming it New Rome. However, in Constantine's honour, people called it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over one thousand years. Because of this, he is thought of as the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Constantine the Great: Pagan pontiff of the Roman Empire, who built Constantinople as the new capital of the Roman Empire. He may have used Christianity of the Divine Trinity (those that believed in Jesus being God) as a weapon against the Persian Empire, which nurtured Arian Christianity (those that believed in Jesus being man). Proclaimed religious freedom for all. While he alledgedly favored the Divine Trinity, he was baptized by Eusebius, a fierce defender of Arianism. Under Constantine, the Jews lost their leadership over Christianity.
Constantine the Great: First Christian emperor
Constantine the Great: First "Christian" emperor, Augustus of the West, sole emperor, convenor of the Council of Nicaea. Tried to strengthen the Roman empire by legislating a national religion.
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