Fausta (Flavia Maximiana Fausta) fôs´tə [key], d. c.326, Roman princess. She was the wife of Constantine I , the daughter of Maximian , and the mother of Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans I. It is said that she was put to death by Constantine I when she falsely accused Crispus, Constantine's son by his first wife, of attempting to seduce her.

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