biographical name 245-316 Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus Roman emperor (284-305)

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  • Diocletian — • Roman Emperor and persecutor of the Church, b. of parents who had been slaves, at Dioclea, near Salona, in Dalmatia, A.D. 245; d. at Salona, A.D. 313 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Diocletian     Diocletian …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Diocletian — [dī΄ə klē′shən] (L. name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) A.D. 245 313; Rom. emperor (284 305) …   English World dictionary

  • Diocletian — /duy euh klee sheuhn/, n. (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) A.D. 245 316, Illyrian soldier: emperor of Rome 284 305. * * * Latin Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus orig. Diocles born AD 245, Salonae?, Dalmatia died 316, Salonae Roman… …   Universalium

  • Diocletian — Roman Emperor AD 284 305.     Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus was commander of the Imperial Guard and became emperor when Numerian (AD 283 4) was assassinated. He was the last reigning Roman emperor to visit Egypt: he was present at the fall …   Ancient Egypt

  • Diocletian — Büste Diokletians im Archäologischen Museum Istanbul Diokletian (* zwischen 236 und 245 in Dalmatien; † 3. Dezember 313 oder 316 in Spalatum), vollständiger Name Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, war von 284 bis 305 römischer Kaiser.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Diocletian —    Emperor (q.v.) from 284 305 whose reign is associated with certain important administrative and other reforms. Provincial governors were stripped of their military authority and provinces (q.v.) became smaller by increasing their number from… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Diocletian — noun Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the Roman Empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245 313) • Syn: ↑Gaius Aurelius… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Diocletian — noun /ˌdaɪ.ɵˈkliːʃən/lang=en Roman cognomen, particularly borne by the Roman emperor (245 313) …   Wiktionary

  • DIOCLETIAN —    Roman emperor from 284 to 308, born at Salona, in Dalmatia, of obscure parentage; having entered the Roman army, served with distinction, rose rapidly to the highest rank, and was at Chalcedon, after the death of Numerianus, invested by the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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