Which Roman emperor persecuted Christians most

Which Roman emperor persecuted Christians most?


The Roman emperor who is often associated with the most severe persecution of Christians was Emperor Diocletian (reigned 284–305 AD). Diocletian initiated a series of harsh edicts against Christians in the early 4th century, aiming to suppress the growth of the Christian community. These persecutions included the destruction of Christian scriptures, the burning of churches, and the arrest and execution of Christians who refused to renounce their faith. However, it's important to note that persecution varied across different emperors, and Diocletian's actions were part of a larger historical context of intermittent hostility toward Christians within the Roman Empire.

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