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Jus·tin·i·an I(jŭ-stĭn′ē-ən) Originally Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus. ad 483-565.
Byzantine emperor (527-565) who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians and reconquered former Roman territories in Africa, Italy, and Spain. He ruled jointly with his wife, Theodora.
(Biography) called the Great; Latin name Flavius Anicius Justinianus. 483–565 ad, Byzantine emperor (527–565). He recovered North Africa, SE Spain, and Italy, largely owing to the brilliance of generals such as Belisarius. He sponsored the Justinian Code
Jus•tin•i•an I(dʒʌˈstɪn i ən)
(Flavius Anicius Justinianus) ( “Justinian the Great” ) A.D. 483–565, Byzantine emperor 527–565.