Constantine the Great was the 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire who reigned from 306 until his death in 337 AD. He was also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine. During his tenure as emperor, he strengthened the Roman Empire and became the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. He was also the longest serving emperor in the entire Roman history since Augustus.
He built the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is believed to contain the two holiest sites in Christendom: the Calvary and Jesus' empty tomb. He introduced the gold coin, the Solidus, which became the standard for Byzantine Empire and European currencies for several centuries. He founded the city of Constantinople (present day Istanbul).
He is revered as a saint by certain Christian denominations such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Eastern Catholic Church and the Anglicans.
Constantine the Great
was a famous Roman Emperor,
who was born on
February 27, 272. As a person born on this date, Constantine the Great is listed in our database as the 4th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 27).
People born on February 27
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
Constantine the Great is the 99th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Constantine the Great's birthday, Constantine the Great is the 4th most famous Roman.
In general, Constantine the Great ranks as the 1384th
most popular famous person, and the 3rd most popular emperor / world leader of all time.
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