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Helena

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Born: 248? AD
Died: 328? AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Empress, Saint

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248 AD - Born in Drepanon, Bithynia, Asia Minor. St. Helena, the wife of the emperor Constantius I Chlorus, and mother of Constantine the Great. She was a woman of humble origin, born probably at Drepanum, a town on the Gulf of Nicomedia, which Constantine named Helenopolis in her honor.

 

306 AD - Helena was married to the Roman emperor Constantius I Chlorus, who renounced her for political reasons. When her son Constantine I the Great became emperor at York, he made her empress dowager, and under his influence she later became a Christian.

 

328 AD - Died in Nicomedia.


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