Person:Helena Unknown (8)

     
Saint Helena
b.bet abt 0246 and 0250 Drepanum (Helenopolis), Bithynia
d.18 Aug 0330 Nicomedia, Bithynia
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Name Saint Helena
Gender Female
Birth[1] bet abt 0246 and 0250 Drepanum (Helenopolis), Bithynia
Marriage 0265 to Constantius I , Emperor of Rome
Death[1] 18 Aug 0330 Nicomedia, Bithynia
Burial? Rome, Italy (remains now in Vacitan)
Reference Number? Q170164?


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Helena, or Saint Helena (Greek: Ἁγία Ἑλένη, Hagía Helénē, ; c.246/248  – ), was an Empress of the Roman Empire, and mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. Born the lowest of commoners, possibly in Drepana, Bithynia in Asia Minor, she became the of the future Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus (reigned 293–306) and the mother of the future Emperor Constantine the Great (reigned 306–337).

Helena ranks as an important figure in the history of Christianity and of the world due to her influence on her son. In her final years, she made a religious tour of Syria Palaestina and Jerusalem, during which she allegedly discovered the True Cross. The Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church, and the Anglican Communion revere her as a saint; the Lutheran Church commemorates her.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Helena (Empress), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.