Licinius I (308 - 324CE)

Licinius I (11 November 308 - 324CE). Gaius Valerius Licinianus Licinius was the co-author of the Edict of Milan which granted religious tolerance and returned confiscated properties to Christians. He was a rival of Constantine I, and was finally defeated at the Battle of Adrianopole. He was executed on the orders of Constantine in the spring of 325. Although a committed Christian, he was wrongly portrayed as a pagan supporter, and Damnatio memoriae declared against him.