(d. 251) Roman emperor 249–51

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(d. 251),

Roman Emperor from 249. In 249 he commanded all subjects to sacrifice to the pagan gods and obtain certificates of their obedience. What was perhaps intended as a general act of solidarity with the old religion led to the first persecution of Christians on an imperial scale.

Subjects: Christianity.

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