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Flavius Belisarius (Belisarius)

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Born: 50X AD
Died: 565 AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: General

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General of the Eastern Roman Empire.

 

500-505? - Belisarius was born in Germane or Germania in south-west Bulgaria.

 

527 - Became a Roman soldier as a young man, serving in the bodyguard of the Emperor Justin I.

 

      - Appointed to command the Byzantine army in the east to deal with incursions from the Sassanid Empire.

 

530 - Led the Byzantines to a victory over the Sassanids in the Battle of Dara.

 

531 - Battle of Callinicum on the Euphrates.

 

532 - He was the highest ranking military officer in the Imperial capital of Constantinople

 

535 - Commissioned to attack the Ostrogoths.

 

536 - Successfully defended Rome against the Goths.

 

540 - Moved north to take Mediolanum (Milan) and the Ostrogoth capital of Ravenna.

 

544 - Belisarius returned to Italy.

 

559 - Retirement of Belisarius came to an end when an army of Slavs and Bulgars crossed the Danube River to invade Byzantine territory.

 

562 - He is in the trial in Constantinople on a charge of corruption.


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