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Justinian I
Justinian I ; , ; 483– 13 or 14 November 565), commonly known as Justinian the Great, was Byzantine Emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the Empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the classical Roman Empire.One of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and the last Roman Emperor to speak Latin as a first language,...
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527
4.1.527
Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
8.1.527
Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
529
4.7.529
First draft of the ''Corpus Juris Civilis'' (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
558
5.7.558
In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.