- NAME: St. Helena
- OCCUPATION: Saint, Empress
- BIRTH DATE: c. 248
- DEATH DATE: c. 328
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Bithynia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), Turkey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Nicomedia (present-day Turkey), Turkey
- AKA: St. Helena of Constantinople
- AKA: Saint Helena
- AKA: Saint Helena of Constantinople
- AKA: St. Helena
- Full Name: Flavia Iulia Helena Augusta
- AKA: Flavia Julia Helena Augusta
- AKA: Flavia Iulia Helena
- AKA: Flavia Julia Helena
Best Known For
St. Helena, the mother of Constantine I, is believed to have discovered the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified.
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Born in Bithynia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), circa 248, St. Helena was married to Roman Emperor Constantius and had a son who would become Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great, the first Roman emperor to become a Christian. St. Helena, who converted as well, oversaw the construction of churches on Holy Land sites. She would later be credited with discovering the cross upon which Jesus Christ is believed to have been crucified. St. Helena died circa 328 in Nicomedia (present-day Turkey).
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