Constantine the Great - Exhibition in Trier

“Constantine the Great” is one of the best known of the Roman Emperors. His reign as the
overlord of the Roman Empire (306 to 337 AD) marked the point in time at which Europe moved
from pagan Antiquity to the Christian middle ages. In granting the Tolerance Edict of Milan,
Constantine guaranteed Christians the right to practice their religion freely, and he was also the
first Roman Emperor to be baptised. During his 31-year reign – the longest since the first Roman
Emperor, Augustus – he founded Constantinople (now Istanbul), and is to this day celebrated as
a saint in the Eastern Church........



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