Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Theodosius I

Flavius Theodosius (11 January 347 – 17 January 395), commonly known as Theodosius I or Theodosius the Great, was Roman Emperor from 379 to 395. Theodosius was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire.

He is known for making Nicene Christianity the official state religion of the Roman Empire, issuing decrees that effectively made the Catholic Church the state religion of the Roman Empire.

Theodosius I was a Catholic.

After his death, Theodosius' sons Arcadius and Honorius inherited the East and West halves respectively, and the Roman Empire was never again re-united.

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