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Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus (Justinianus I, Justinian I, Justinian the Great)

Born: 483 AD
Died: 565 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Emperor, Jurist, Monarch, Saint, Theologian


Roman ruler.


Eastern Roman Emperor 9 August 525 AD - 14 November 565 AD.


Reign as Imperator Caesar Justinianus Augustus.


483 AD - Born on May 11th in Tauresina, Illyricum. Eastern Roman Emperor, noted for his administrative reorganization of the imperial government.


518 AD - He became the administrator for Justin, who named Justinian as his successor.


523 AD - Married to Theodora, a former actress.


527 AD - On the death of his uncle, he became the Eastern Roman Emperor.


534 AD - Noted for his sponsorship of a codification of laws known as the Codex Justinianus.


565 AD - Died on November 14th in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey).


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