Conqueror of Nations
He came to power while still a young man and he made his mark swiftly, but the Empire moved quickly thereafter to crush him and he soon found himself in chains.
After the passage of time, the emperor died and a new one took the throne. Fortune then smiled and “the Conqueror of Nations” was once again let loose on the world. He returned to his throne and to the labors that had frightened an empire.
He would be remembered as a kind and holy man, generous to the poor and especially benevolent toward children.
Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, died on this very day in the mid-fourth century and was widely celebrated as a saint.
(His legendary kindness toward children would eventually morph into the character known today as Santa Claus.)
(from an earlier post)