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518AD-602 AD
THE JUSTINIAN DYNASTY
TRIED TO RECONQUER OF THE WESTERN EMPRIRE : LAW : HAGIA SOPHIA: PLAGUE

It originated with Justin I and ended with Maurice..Thanks to his position commanding the only troops in the city and making gifts of money, Justin was able to secure election as emperor in 518. His reign is significant for the founding of the Justinian Dynasty that included his eminent nephew Justinian I and for the enactment of laws that de-emphasized the influence of the old Roman nobility..One of the most important figures of late antiquity and possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Later Roman empire During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire with His general, Belisarius,

the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states. and his building program yielded such masterpieces as the church of Hagia Sophia, which was to be the center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for many centuries.

A devastating outbreak of bubonic plague in the early 540s marked the end of an age of splendour. The Empire entered a period of territorial decline. Sophia and Tiberius ruled together as joint regents for four years, while Justin sank into growing insanity. When Justin died in 578, Tiberius succeeded him as Tiberius II Constantine A native of the Latin-speaking part of Thrace Tiberius was reportedly tall and handsome and possessed a regal bearing. He was gentle and humane, both as a man and a ruler, with a reputation for generosity. but not every one agreed. Mauric A prominent general in his youth, Maurice fought with success against the Sassanid Persians. Once he became Emperor, he brought the war with Persia to a victorious conclusion: His reign was troubled by financial difficulties and almost constant warfare. In 602, a dissatisfied general named Phocas usurped the throne, having Maurice and his six sons executed.

 

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JUSTINIAN I

527-565 AD

Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus AVGVSTVS
BORN 482 / 483 Tauresium, Dardania
RULE 38 YEARS 7
1 August 527 –november 565
Nephew of Justin I, possibly raised to co-emperor on 1 April 527. Succeeded on Justin I's death One of the most important figures of late antiquity and possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language,[3] Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Later Roman empire. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and domain. Justinian's reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or "restoration of the Empire.
Natural causes
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Coins of the Justinian Dynasty who ruled over the eastern rome Empire from 518 to 602

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JUSTIN I
518 AD - 527 AD

FLAVIVS LUSTINUS

BORN 450 AD Bederiana,Dardania.

RULE 9 YEARS July 518- 1 August 527

Officer and commander of the Excubitors bodyguard under Anastasius I, he was elected by army upon the death of Anastasius I.

Natural causes age 77

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JUSTINIAN I

527-565 AD

Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus AVGVSTVS

BORN 482 / 483 Tauresium, Dardania

RULE 38 YEARS 1 August 527 –november 565

Nephew of Justin I, possibly raised to co-emperor on 1 April 527. Succeeded on Justin I's death.

Justinian I died 14 / 15 November 565 (aged82/83)

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JUSTIN II
565-578 AD

Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus AVGVSTVS

BORN 520 Tauresium, Dardania

RULE 13 YEARS NOVEMBER 565 – 5 OCTOBER 578

Nephew of Justinian I, Became insane, hence in 573–574 under the regency of his wife Sophia, and in 574–578 under the regency of Tiberius Constantine.

Justinian II died 5 October 578 (aged 58)

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TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE
574-582 AD

Flavius Tiberius Constantinus augustus

BORN 520 AD,thrace

RULE 5 OCTOBER 578 – 14 AUGUST 582 AD

Commander of the Excubitors, friend and adoptive son of Justin. Was named Caesar and regent in 574. Succeeded on Justin II's death.

Died 14 August (aged 62) Constantinople

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MAURICE
582-602 AD

Flavius Mauricius Tiberius AVGVSTVS

BORN 539 AD Arabissus, Cappadocia

RULE 14 August 582 – 22 November 602

Became an official and later a general. Married the daughter of Tiberius II and succeeded him upon his death. Named his son Theodosius as co-emperor in 590.

Deposed by Phocas and executed on 27 November 602 at Chalcedon.

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re-conquests OF JUSTINIAN I

One of the most spectacular features of Justinian's reign was the recovery of large stretches of land around the Western Mediterranean basin that had slipped out of Imperial control in the 5th century.
As a Christian Roman emperor, Justinian considered it his divine duty to restore the Roman Empire to its ancient boundaries. Although he never personally took part in military campaigns, he boasted of his successes in the prefaces to his laws and had them commemorated in art.The re-conquests were in large part carried out by his general Belisarius.

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