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.