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Gale`rius, Valerius Maximus
Roman emperor, born in Dacia, of lowly parentage; rose from a common soldier to be the son-in-law of the Emperor Diocletian, who in 292 raised him to the dignity of a Cæsar; in 305, on the death of Diocletian, he became head of the Eastern Empire, which he continued to be till his death in 311; his name is associated with a cruel persecution of the Christians under Diocletian.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gale`rius, Valerius Maximus'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/galerius-valerius-maximus.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.