Constantine I (c280-337)
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CONSTANTINE I (c280-337). Called Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor, 306-337. Constantine bestwowing the primacy of the Church and the rule over the West on his contemporary pope, Sylvester (314-35). This legend, known as the Donation of Constantine, was used to support papal claims to temporal power in the Middle Ages. 13th century fresco.
November 21st, 2010
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