Constantius I Chlorus in Roman Biography

Con-stan'tl-us (kon-stan'shg-iis) X, commonly called Constantius -chlo'rus, [Fr. Constance Chloke, koN'stoNs' kloR.j (Flavius Valerius,) a Roman emperor, born about 250 A.D., was the son of Eutropius, and father of Constantine the Great. In 292, Diocletian and Maximian, in order to divide the labours of the administration, chose Galerius and Constantius, each of whom received the title of Caesar. Gaul, Spain, and Britain were allotted to the latter, who was required to repudiate Helena and marry Theodora, the daughter of Maximian. He became emperor in 305, on the abdication of Diocletian, and died at York in 306, leaving the reputation of a just and humane ruler. His son Constantine was his successor. See Eutropius; Aurelius Victor, "Csesares."

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