See also:Pale), an epithet due to the
See also:Byzantine historians,
See also:Roman emperor and
See also:father of
See also:Constantine the
See also:Great, was
See also:born about A.D . 250 . He was of Illyrian origin; a fictitious connexion with the
See also:family of
See also:Claudius Gothicus was attributed to him by Constantine . Having distinguished himself by his military ability and his able and gentle
See also:rule of Dalmatia, he was, on the 1st of
See also:March 293, adopted and appointed Caesar by Maximian, whose step-daughter, Flavia Maximiana Theodora, he had married in 289 after renouncing his wife Helena (the
See also:mother of Constantine) . In the distribution of the provinces Gaul and Britain were allotted to
See also:Constantius . In Britain
See also:Carausius and subsequently Allectus had declared themselves
See also:independent, and it was not till 296 that, by the defeat of Allectus, it was re-
See also:united with the
See also:empire . In 298 Constantius overthrew the Alamanni in the territory of the Lingones (
See also:Langres) and strengthened the Rhine frontier . During the persecution of the Christians in 303 he behaved with great humanity . He obtained the title of
See also:Augustus on the 1st of May 305, and died the following
See also:year shortly before the 25th of
See also:July at Eboracum (
See also:York) during an expedition against the Picts and Scots . See Aurelius Victor, De Caesaribus, 39;
See also:Eutropius ix . 14-23;
See also:Zosimus ii . 7 .
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