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  • The opposing forces met near the bridge over the Tiber called the Milvian Bridge, and here

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The multi-lingual audio also offers a conversational description of the battle of the Milvian Bridge spanning the Tiber, won in 312 by Constantine, who saw a flaming cross in the sky.

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  • His victory at Milvian Bridge, outside Rome, proved to be the single most important event to date in the spread of Christianity.


  • On October 28 in 312 AD, Emperors Maxentius and Constantine and their armies met on the banks of the Tiber River near the Milvian Bridge to fight for total control of the empire.

    CNN Transcript Dec 24, 2009

  • At the beginning of the fourth century, they found themselves on the losing side of the war between Constantine and Maxentius, and were subsequently disbanded by the victorious Constantine after the battle of the Milvian Bridge in A.D.

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  • On the night of this date in AD 312, the eve of the pivotal Battle of Milvian Bridge, Constantine is said to have seen a vision of a cross with the Greek letters Chi and Rho, the first two letters of Christos, on it and to have seen or heard "In this sign you shall conquer."

    Robert S. McElvaine: Merry Xmas! -- O Unholy Night when Christ was Reborn

  • On October 28, 312 A.D., nearly three hundred years before Mohammed was born, the Roman Emperor Constantine took command of Rome by defeating the army of Maxentius near the Milvian Bridge on the Via Flaminia northeast of Rome.

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  • The painting is Raphael'sThe Battle of the Milvian Bridge--or at least designedby him; Giulio Romano gets credit for the actual painting.

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  • The victories of Christian rulers, in contrast, would be publicized everywhere, and for a long time - I'll bet that kings c. 600 were still hearing plenty about Constantine and the flaming cross before the battle of Milvian Bridge.

    Land of Angels, by Fay Sampson. Book review

  • Panella said the insignia were likely hidden by Maxentius' people in an attempt to preserve the emperor's memory after he was defeated by Constantine I in the 321 A.D. battle of the Milvian Bridge -- a turning point for the history of the Roman Empire, which saw Constantine become the unchallenged ruler of the West.

    Archive 2006-12-01


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