Justinian


Justinian
(482–565 AD)
   Byzantine emperor. He was born as Petrus Sabbatius, son of Sabbatius in Tauresium 482. He was adopted by his maternal uncle, Emperor Justin I, and made coemperor in 527, succeeding to sole rule later in the year. He sought to expand the empire regaining Italy, North Africa, and parts of Spain. He also undetook the codification of the laws of the empire. He was a staunch adherent to the orthodox faith and unsympathetic to the Coptic church. He encouraged orthodox missionaries in Nubia and closed the temple of Philae, ending paganism in Egypt. He died in Constantinople on 14 November 565.
   See also Theodora.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
* * *
see Theodosius I.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Justinian I. — Justinian I., Mosaikdetail aus der Kirche San Vitale in Ravenna …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Justinian I — • Roman Emperor (527 65) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Justinian I     Justinian I     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • JUSTINIAN I° — JUSTINIAN I°, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, 527–565, a virulent and consistent persecutor of all non Orthodox Christians, heretics, pagans, and also of Jews and Judaism. Justinian s famous Corpus Juris Civilis and his novellae (imperial… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Justinian — (lat.: Iustinianus) ist der Name folgender Personen: Justinian I. (527–565), oströmischer Kaiser Justinian II. (685–695 und 705–711), byzantinischer Kaiser Justinian (Feldherr), oströmischer General im 6. Jahrhundert und ein Verwandter Justinians …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Justinian — Jus*tin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Institutes or laws of the Roman Justinian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Justinian I — [jus tin′ē ən] (L. name Flavius Ancius Justinianus) A.D. 483 565; Byzantine emperor (527 565): known for the codification of Roman law (Justinian code): called the Great …   English World dictionary

  • Justinian I — Infobox Emperor name =Justinian I full name =Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus title =Emperor of the Byzantine Empire caption =Justinian depicted on one of the famous mosaics of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna reign =9 August 527 13 or 14… …   Wikipedia

  • Justinian I — /ju stin ee euhn/, (Flavius Anicius Justinianus) ( Justinian the Great ) A.D. 483 565, Byzantine emperor 527 565. * * * orig. Petrus Sabbatius born 483, Tauresium, Dardania died Nov. 14, 565, Constantinople Byzantine emperor (527–565). Determined …   Universalium

  • Justinian — (c. 482 565)    One of the greatest emperors in Byzantine history, Justinian made profound and lasting imprint on the course of the empire s subsequent development. Famed for his marriage to the actress and courtesan, Theodora, whose reputation… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Justinian II — Infobox Monarch name =Justinian II title =Emperor of the Byzantine Empire caption =Justinian, on the reverse of this coin struck during his second reign, is holding a patriarchal globe with PAX, peace reign =685 – 695 705 December, 711… …   Wikipedia

  • Justinian II. — Auf der Rückseite dieses Solidus, der während der zweiten Regierungszeit Justinians geprägt wurde, trägt der Kaiser einen Globus mit der Aufschrift PAX (Frieden). Auf der Vorderseite ist Christus abgebildet. Justinian II.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia