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Helena

(c. 255—330) mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I.


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(c. 255–c. 330 ad)

Roman empress and mother of Constantine the Great. She was a convert to Christianity and in 326 visited the Holy Land, where she founded basilicas on the Mount of Olives and at Bethlehem. Later tradition ascribes to her the finding of the cross on which Christ was crucified.

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