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Roman Emperor Constantine meets with the eastern emperor Licinius at Milan to agree on a policy of religious tolerance and issue the Edict of Milan, which legalizes Christianity, but also allows Romans religious choice

Location

Milan

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Very important (8)

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Religion

Quotations

When I, Constantine Augustus, as well as I Licinius Augustus d fortunately met near Mediolanurn, and were considering everything that pertained to the public welfare and security, we thought -, among other things which we saw would be for the good of many, those regulations pertaining to the reverence of the Divinity ought certainly to be made first, so that we might grant to the Christians and others full authority to observe that religion which each preferred; whence any Divinity whatsoever in the seat of the heavens may be propitious and kindly disposed to us and all who are placed under our rule.

Edict of Milan

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