St helena (c 250 – c 330), consort of the roman emperor constantius and the mother of emperor constantine the great, is an important figure in the history of christianity and the world due to. Constantine i (c27 february 272-22 may 337), also known as constantine the great or saint constantine, was the 57th emperor of the roman empire he was the first roman emperor to convert to christianity and was the central figure of the civil wars of the tetrarchy (c306-324) to crown the sole true emperor. Constantine the great constantine was born at naissus on february 27, 272 or 273, to flavius constantius and his wife helena flavius constantius was an army officer, and in 289 he divorced constantine's mother to marry theodora, the daughter of his commanding officer.
Constantine the great the figure was otherwise rare, however, and is uncommon in imperial iconography and propaganda before the 320s the eusebian constantine church history 40 (1971): 1–15 treadgold, warren a history of the byzantine state and society stanford: stanford university press, 1997. The importance of his faith in the history of the church and ware places him “at a watershed in the history of the church” metallinos, fr george constantine the great & historical truth (audio transcription) athens, greece: university of athens school of theology, 2008. Historical events in the life of constantine the great 0306-07-25 constantine i is proclaimed roman emperor by his troops 0308-11-11 the congress of carnuntum: attempting to keep peace within the roman empire, the leaders of the tetrarchy declare maxentius and licinius to be augusti, while rival contender constantine i is declared caesar of. Influential figure in the history of the church beginning with the rule of constantine the great, the state felt free to interfere and direct religious disputes throughout the work of the first ecumenical council of nicaea the emperor constantine was a central figure.
The roman emperor constantine (c 280 - 337 ad) was one of the most influential personages in ancient history by adopting christianity as the religion of the vast roman empire, he elevated a once illegal cult to the law of the land. The history of constantine is a series of tapestries designed by flemish artist peter paul rubens and italian artist pietro da cortona depicting the life of constantine i, the first christian emperor of ancient rome. Constantine has earned a place in history for many reasons—not least because he brought to an end the persecutions of christians by the pagan roman empire. Constantine the great was a roman emperor who reigned from ad 306 to 337 tradition has it that on his way to an important battle in ad 312, a vision of a flaming cross appeared to him with the inscription, in this sign conquer.
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 conflictbut constantine is most famous for laying the foundation for christianity to become the dominant religion in europe. Constantine the great was born constantine the baby in what is now serbia in around 270 ad his father constantius (surnamed the colourless for his washed out facial expression) was a cabbage farmer and his mother helena, a brawling barmaid with arms wider than a rugby player's thighs and language to match. Of constantine's early years, we know only that he was born in illyria, a region in the balkans his father, constantius chlorus, was already a roman official on the rise. Constantine the great roman emperor, christian saint, a turning point in history this remarkable event (the edict of milan) was regarded by christians of that time, and by constantine himself, as the fulfillment of the very prophecy before us. Constantine the great, declared emperor at york, britain (306), converted to christianity, convened the council of arles (314), became sole emperor (324), virtually presided over the ecumenical council of nicaea (325), founded the city of constantinople (330), and died in 337.
We ranked historical figures just as google ranks web pages, 9 alexander the great 10 thomas jefferson 11 henry viii of england 12 charles darwin 13 elizabeth i of england 67 constantine the great 68 socrates 69 elvis presley 70 william the conqueror 71 john f kennedy. The life of constantine i created by abhinator8 in history 274 constantine is born one of the most famous emperors from the roman empire was constantine i he was born in circa 274 ad in nassius, which is in upper moesia, yugoslavia he was the eldest son of constantinus chlorus and helena he would become a major figure in the. Constantine the great is one of the most prominent personalities in history he was the first emperor to rule in the name of christ and he was a major figure in the foundation of medieval christian europe. The conversion of constantine a major turning point in western history occurred when the roman emperor constantine converted to christianity in 312 ce whether constantine's conversion was sincere or politically motivated (or a combination of the two), historians can only speculate.
Historical foundations of christianity the following is a capsule summary of the top 25 events in the history of christianity, events which shaped the church itself, christian civilization, and the modern world. Constantine the great, c274-337 the roman emperor, flavius valerius aurelius constantinus, or constantine i, was born at naissus, in upper moesia he was the eldest son of constantinus chlorus and helena, and first distinguished himself as a soldier in diocletian's egyptian expedition (296), and then under galerius in the persian war. He was a great historian, the first to make a significant contribution to church history, and his major work was the history of the church which took him 25 years to prepare he also knew constantine personally, so in many ways it is a thoroughly reliable account.
Church history church history, or the history of the christian faith, began about 30 ad in palestine with a small number of jews and jewish proselytes, about 120 according to acts 1:15, following the resurrection of jesus christby the third century ad, christianity had grown to become the dominant religion of the northern mediterranean world. Indeed constantine and diocletian are often considered the last great emperors for great personal skill in holding together an empire against great odds, but who ultimately proved unable to reform the system to preserve a united empire. Constantine is one of the most important figures in history because he played a pivotal role within the history of the west he was the emperor of rome from 306-337. Constantine i was roman emperor from 306 to 337 ce realizing that the roman empire was too large for one man to adequately rule, emperor diocletian (284-305 ce) split the empire into two, creating a tetrachy or rule of four while he ruled the east from nicomedia as an “augustus” with galerius.
Constantine the great photograph via wikipedia [quote]i believe in one god, the father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. Constantine the great (27 february c 272 ad – 22 may 337 ad), also known as constantine i or saint constantine (in the orthodox church as saint constantine the great, equal-to-the-apostles), was a roman emperor from 306 to 337 ad constantine was the son of flavius valerius constantius, a roman. Flavius valerius aurelius constantine (c 272 - 337), better known as constantine the great, was perhaps the most important person in the development of the early christian church (after jesus and paul, naturally.