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When Were the 10 Christian Persecutions in the Early Church?

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Question: When Were the 10 Christian Persecutions in the Early Church?
Answer: Many people have heard of Nero throwing Christians to the lions, but Nero isn't the only emperor who is accused of having persecuted the early Christians. The following are the emperors under whose rule you find the 10 major persecutions of Christians during the Roman Empire.
  1. Nero (64 A.D.)
  2. Domitian (c.90-96)
  3. Trajan (98-117)
  4. Hadrian (117-138)
  5. Marcus Aurelius (161-181)
  6. Septimus Severus (202-211)
  7. Maximus the Thracian (235-251)
  8. Decius (249-251)
  9. Valerian (257-260)
  10. Diocletian / Galerius (303-311)

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