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Constantius I [Flavius Valerius Constantius; called Constantius Chlorus]locked

(250?–306)
  • P. J. Casey

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Constantius I [Flavius Valerius Constantius; called Constantius Chlorus] (250?–306), Roman emperor, was born in the Balkan province of Illyricum on 31 March, probably in 250. It is alleged that he was related to the emperor Claudius Gothicus (Claudius II) (r. 268–70), though this may be a later invention to enhance the imperial family's antecedents. His parentage is unknown but the subsequent use of names in the family suggest that his father may have been a ...

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