Justinian I
b. AD 482 – d. November 14, AD 565 • Emperor
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Justinian I
Justinian I (c. 483–565), Roman Emperor from 527. He was the most energetic of the early Byzantine Emperors, making it his aim to restore the political and religious unity of the empire in E. and W. He reconquered N. Africa from the Vandals and Italy from the Goths. A great builder, he erected many *basilicas
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Justinian I
Justinian I(483–565). The most famous of all the emperors of the Byzantine, or Eastern Roman, Empire was Justinian the Great. He is known today chiefly for his reform and codification of law.He was born probably to Slavic parents of peasant stock in a place called Tauresium, in Illyria (an ancient
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Justinian (482–565). Byzantine emperor from 527 until his death. Under his regime the Byzantine Empire recovered some of its lost brilliance and for some time it conquered North Africa again. Some of that new flourishing was reflected in the compilation and reorganization of Roman law. J. is important
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Justinian I
Justinian I (483–565). Ruling the Byzantine Empire for thirty-eight years, Justinian’s great focus as emperor was the restoration of imperial greatness in the wake of the fall of Rome in the mid-fifth century. His remarkably productive reign included (1) introducing an updated and highly organized legal
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Justinian I and Theodora I
RulersJustinian I and Theodora IGreatest Byzantine RulersThere are two great gifts which God, in his love for man, has granted from on high: the priesthood and the imperial dignity”—Justinian IWhat many previous emperors before had failed to do, “we have decided now to grant to the world,
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Justinus I
JUSTINUS (12) I., emperor. On the death of the emperor Anastasius he was on July 9, a.d. 518, proclaimed emperor by the troops under his command and the people (Chron. Pasch. 331 in Patr. Gr. xcii. 858), whose choice was approved by the senate (Marcellinus, Chron.). After his elevation he assumed the
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Justinian I
Justinian IEmperor from 1 August 527 to his death on 14 November 565. J. was a Latin-speaking Illyrian of peasant stock, born (ca. 482) near Scupi in Macedonia. As a young man he joined his uncle, the emperor Justin I (518–27), whom he succeeded. During his reign he was successful in defending, extending,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Justinian, Emperor
JUSTINIAN, emperor (482–565). Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus, Roman emperor of the East. Born in 482, of a peasant father, at Tauresium near Bederiana in Illyria (an unknown location), Justinian was called to the court at *Constantinople by his uncle *Justin. He received a comprehensive education
Who’s Who in Christian History
Justinian I
Justinian I (482–565)Byzantine emperor (ruled 527–565); known especially for revising the Roman law codesBorn in Tauresium in eastern Illyricum, Justinian was reared in the Orthodox Christian tradition and received an excellent education in Constantinople. He acquitted himself well as an administrator