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Galerius was caesar and a tetrarch under Maximianus. His capital was Sirmium (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). Although a talented general and administrator, Galerius is better known for his key role in the "Great Persecution" of Christians. When he was severely ill, he stopped the persecution under the condition that Christians pray for his return to health. Soon after, Galerius died horribly.