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Justinian I

Eastern Roman Emperor (Byzantine Emperor)

Justinian I (/ʌˈstɪniən/) (Latin: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus, Greek: Φλάβιος Πέτρος Σαββάτιος Ἰουστινιανός) (c. 482 – 14 November 565), commonly known as Justinian the Great, was Eastern Roman Emperor from 527 until his death. He is considered a saint by Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Justinian I
Emperor of the Byzantine Empire
Meister von San Vitale in Ravenna.jpg
Detail of a contemporary portrait in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna
Reign1 August 527 –
13/14 November 565
Full nameFlavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus
Bornc. 482
BirthplaceTauresium, Byzantine Dardania
(near today's village of Taor, Republic of Macedonia)
Died14 November 565 (aged 82)
Place of deathConstantinople
PredecessorJustin I
SuccessorJustin II
Consort toTheodora

Justinian simplified Roman laws. These are now called Corpus Juris Civilis.

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Justinian I
Born: 482/483 Died: 13 November/14 November 565
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Justin I
Byzantine Emperor
with Justin I (527)
Succeeded by
Justin II
Political offices
Preceded by
Flavius Rusticius,
Flavius Vitalianus
Consul of the Roman Empire
With: Flavius Valerius
Succeeded by
Flavius Symmachus,
Flavius Boethius
Preceded by
Vettius Agorius Basilius Mavortius
Consul of the Roman Empire
Succeeded by
Flavius Decius,
II post consulatum Mavortii (West)
Title last held by
Rufius Gennadius Probus Orestes,
Consul of the Roman Empire
With: Decius Paulinus
Succeeded by