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Eusebius of Nicomedia
Eusebius of Nicomedia (d c 341 CE), probably a native of Syria, was consecrated bishop of Berytus, bishop of Nicomedia (shortly before 318), and bishop of Constantinople (338). He supported Arius' teachings against Alexander of Alexandria and represented Arianism at the Council of Nicaea (325). Although Eusebius opposed the use of the term homoousias in the Nicene Creed, he nonetheless agreed to sign the document. Shortly afterwards, he recanted and was exiled by Constantine to Gaul. He was recalled from exile in 328 and immediately led a reaction against the faith of Nicaea (328-341) that succeeded in having many supporters of Nicaea--including Athanasius in 335--deposed. In 337, he baptized Constantine in Nicomedia. Eusebius died around 341, while ruling over a synod in Antioch. Only three of his letters have been preserved.
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