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Galerius
Birth: unknown, Serbia
Death: May
Sofia, Bulgaria

Roman Emperor. He was born into a peasant family in approximately 250 AD and first worked as a herdsman, before joining the army, where he rose through the ranks to become a senior officer. In 293 AD he was chosen to be Caesar in the Tetrachy established by the Emperor Diocletian, and held power in the Balkan provinces and also Asia Minor. In 296 AD he was called to the East to deal with a Persian invasion of Syria, and suffered a heavy defeat which led to the loss of the province of Mesopotamia. He finally defeated the Persians in 297 AD, and a year later retook Mesopotamia and added new territory across the River Tigris to the Empire. He became joint Emperor with Constantius I on the abdication of Diocletian and Maximian in 305 AD. When Constantius died on campaign in Britain he appointed Severus II as his new co ruler, but this provoked a rebellion by Maxentius, the son of Maximian, which resulted in Severus's death and a weakening of his own authority. In 311 AD he was overcome by a serious illness, possibly cancer, and executed many of his doctors for failing to cure him. He issued an edict from his death bed cancelling the persecution of the Christians, which has been interpreted as an attempt to escape divine retribution, but died a few days later. He built a magnificent mausoleum on the Via Egnatia, but was instead buried at the Imperial Palace of Felix Romuliana. (bio by: js) 
 
Burial:
Felix Romuliana
Kraljevo
Sumadija and Western, Serbia
Plot: Tomb of Galerius
 
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Originally Created by: js
Record added: Apr 13, 2009
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Galerius
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