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Crispus in Wikipedia
Flavius Julius Crispus, also known as Flavius Claudius
Crispus and Flavius Valerius Crispus was a Caesar of the
Roman Empire. He was the first-born son of Constantine I and
Minervina. Crispus' year and place of birth are uncertain.
He is considered likely to have been born between 299 and
305, somewhere in the Eastern Roman Empire. His mother
Minervina was either a concubine or a first wife to
Constantine. Nothing else is known about Minervina. His
father served as a hostage in the court of Eastern Roman
Emperor Diocletian in Nicomedia. Thus securing the loyalty
of Caesar of the Western Roman Empire Constantius Chlorus,
father of Constantine and grandfather of Crispus.
In 307, Constantine allied to the Italian Augusti, and this
alliance was sealed with the marriage of Constantine to
Fausta, daughter of Maximian and sister of Maxentius.
The marriage of Constantine to Fausta has caused modern
historians to question the status of his relation to
Minervina and Crispus. If Minervina was his legitimate wife,
Constantine would have needed to secure a divorce before
marrying Fausta. This would have required an official
written order signed by Constantine himself, but no such
order is mentioned by contemporary sources...