Justinian I

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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
Reign 1 August 527 –
13/14 November 565
Full name Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus
Born c. 482
Birthplace Tauresium, Byzantine Dardania
(near today's village of Taor, Republic of Macedonia)
Died 14 November 565 (aged 82)
Place of death Constantinople
Predecessor Justin I
Successor Justin II
Consort to Theodora
Father Sabbatius
Mother Vigilantia

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 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
527–565
with Justin I (527)
Succeeded by
Justin II
Political offices
Preceded by
Flavius Rusticius,
Flavius Vitalianus
Consul of the Roman Empire
521
With: Flavius Valerius
Succeeded by
Flavius Symmachus,
Flavius Boethius
Preceded by
Vettius Agorius Basilius Mavortius
Consul of the Roman Empire
528
Succeeded by
Flavius Decius,
II post consulatum Mavortii (West)
Vacant
Title last held by
Rufius Gennadius Probus Orestes,
Lampadius
Consul of the Roman Empire
533–534
With: Decius Paulinus
Succeeded by
Belisarius