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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