gaius aurelius valerius diocletianus


(Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) a.d. 245–316, Illyrian soldier: emperor of Rome 284–305.

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Diocletian (ˌdaɪəˈkliːʃən)
full name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. 245--313 ad, Roman emperor (284--305), who divided the empire into four administrative units (293) and instigated the last severe persecution of the Christians (303)

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