Pages from History: Birth of Emperor Constantine (AD 272)

27 February, 272: Constantine, the first Roman Emperor (d 22 May 337) who converted to Christianity, is born. Though, some scholars question the authenticity of Constantine’s conversion (which came after he saw a vision on the battlefield), the Emperor did seek to settle church controversies, and he called the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325.

Emperor Constantine (Metropolitan Museum of Art # 26.229)

Emperor Constantine (Metropolitan Museum of Art # 26.229)

 

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