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Diocletian

(245—313) Roman emperor 284–305


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(245–313),

Roman emperor 284–305. Faced with mounting military problems, in 286 he divided the empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west. Diocletian insisted on the maintenance of Roman law in the provinces and launched the final persecution of the Christians (303); he abdicated in 305.

Subjects: Christianity.


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