Justinian I

Justinian I, also known as Justinian the Great, was the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 565 AD.

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What event forced Justinian to start rebuilding parts of constantinople?

  • The "Nika" Revolution destroyed various sections of the city. The "Nika" Revolution has its roots in the plague of diseases, mainly the Black Plague. The society was in lack of food which in turn led to social strife and disorder ending in the "Nika" uprising.
  • The event that forced Justinian to start rebuilding parts of Constantinople was when the Blues and Greens who usually fought each other at chariot races, united in denouncing Justinian because he had arrested some of their members. Fighting and rebellion broke out, leaving the city in ruins, having Justinian try to rebuild the city on an even grander scale than before.
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Did Justinian and Theodora have kids?

no they did not

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What year did Justinian rule Byzantine Empire?

A.d.527

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What church is one of Justinian's greatest achievements?

Hagia Sophia, or " Holy Wisdom", is Emperor Justinians greatest achievement, because it was the religious center of the Byzantine Empire.

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When did Justinian die?

14th November 565 age 82

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Did Justinian revive the Roman Empire in the Byzantine Empire?

Justinian tried to rebuild the Roman Empire. His armies conquered many territories, the Iberian Peninsula, north of Africa, and Italy. He modernized the Roman laws. But after Justinian's death, the Byzantine Empire began to lose territory.

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Who compiled the laws of the Roman Empire into easy to understand codes?

Justinian I

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Is it true that emperor Justinian was a weak leader who was controlled by the army?

no

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What was Justinian the Great known for?

Justinian code

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How did Justinian die?

Justinian, emperor of the East-Roman (Byzantine) empire from 527 CE to 565CE, died November 14, 565 CE of natural causes and was succeeded by Justinian II.

For a list of his accomplishments as emperor, see the link below.

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Who was Justinian the first and what did he do for the Roman Empire?

Justinian I 483–565, Byzantine emperor (527–65), nephew and successor of Justin I Justin I, c.450–527, Byzantine emperor (518–27); successor of Anastasius I. He was chief of the imperial guard and became emperor when Anastasius died. He was responsible for much imperial policy during his uncle's reign. Soon after becoming emperor, Justinian instituted major administrative changes and tried to increase state revenues at the expense of his subjects. Justinian's fiscal policies, the discontent of the Monophysites at his orthodoxy, and the loyalty of the populace to the family of Anastasius I produced the Nika riot (532), which would have cost Justinian his throne but for the firmness of his wife, Empress Theodora Theodora and the aid of his great generals, Belisarius Belisarius and Narses Narses c.478–c. Justinian, through Belisarius and Narses, recovered Africa from the Vandals (533–48) and Italy from the Ostrogoths (535–54). He was less successful in fighting the Persians and was unable to prevent the raids of the Slavs and the Bulgars. Justinian's policy of caesaropapism (i.e., the supremacy of the emperor over the church) included not only matters of organization, but also matters of dogma. In 553, seeking to reconcile the Monophysites to the church, he called a council but accomplished nothing and finally tended to drift into heresy himself. Justinian's greatest accomplishment was the codification of Roman law, commonly called the Corpus Juris Civilis Corpus Juris Civilis executed under his direction by Tribonian Tribonian (Tribonianus) It gave unity to the centralized state and greatly influenced all subsequent legal history. Justinian erected many public works, of which the church of Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia is the most notable. He was succeeded by his nephew, Justin II. The writings of Procopius Procopius are the main source of information on Justinian's reign.

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How did Justinian do to restore glory of Rome for the Byzantine Empire?

I don't read a history book

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Who made emperor Justinian and his attendants?

Duccio di Buoninsegna

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Was the El-Aksa mosque originally built by Emperor Justinian in the 530's and consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the name of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Bismillah, Al Hamdulilah good question but slight wrong because in the time of Sulaman(Soloman) The jinns who worked for him built the Al Quds Mosque, And if you ever get the opportunity to go there Subhan Allah you will never want to come back home. The Al Quds Mosque is not the one you see with the dome it is actually behind that its just beautiful it has 365 Window which represent the days in a year and 53 door which represent the week of the year and many other things that you would be facinated on seeing Insha Allah make intention, Allah (The most High)Accept us, Ameen.

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What was one of Elie Wiesel's greatest achievement?

being potty trained

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What were Justinian's the greats greatest accomplishments?

Justinian reconquered part of the Western Roman Empire, retook the city of Rome (temporarily), built the Hagia Sophia, built great monuments and churches, and created (through his people) a new and improved law code, called Justinian's Code.

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When was Justinian born?

11th May 483

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One way in which the twelve tables of Rome the code of Hammurabi and the Justinian code were similar is that they established?

They are similar because they all establish a behavior code or legal standard for the society.

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In what ways were Augustus and Justinian alike?

Augustus and Justinian were both notorious pagans and lawgivers. This should help for seventh grade tests.

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What reform was Justinian best remembered?

For gaining control over all italy...?

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Who is Justinian?

Justinian was an emperor of Byzantine Empire who ruled from 527 ad to 565 ad. He was born in Tauresium (province dardania).

His real name was Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus.

He is famous for his legislative activities, primarily for his codification of all the known Roman law called "Corpus iuris civilis".

He's known for his "reconquista" a large campaign he fought with the help of his commanders Belisarius and Narzes. The goal of the campaign was the restoration of the Roman Empire and the Reunification of all the territories that were once a part of it.

The most famous were the wars agains Sassanid Empire in Iberia, against Vandals in North Africa and in Italy against Goths.

He is also known for his religious activities and suppression of all religions except Nicean (orthodox) Christianity, as well as economical and cultural activities.

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What are three contributions of Justinian?

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What was the Justinian Code?

The Justinian Code is a legal code that the emperor Justinian made in 538 B.C.E. about much of the Byzantine life and served the Byzantine Empire for 900 years.


Also known as, Corpus Juris Civilis, Justinian's code is a formal revising of Roman law. It was his greatest accomplishment and is still around today and used by British government.
it was a collection of books commissioned by the emperor Justinian I called Corpus Juris Civilis (Body of Civil Law). It was also dubbed Justinian Code in the 16th century. A first edition was published in 529 and a second one in 534. It was a very comprehensive digest of centuries of Roman civil law which revised the whole of Roman law. It also included collections of essays by famous Roman jurists in two student textbooks. It has provided the basis of the civil law of many modern countries.

The Corpus Juris Civilis came in four parts:

1) The Codex (book) Justinianus, which was a review of imperial laws going back 400 years (to the time of Hadrian). It scrapped obsolete or unnecessary laws, made changes when necessary and clarified obscure passages. Its aim was to put the laws in a single book (previously they were written on many different scrolls), harmonise conflicting views among jurists which arose from centuries of poorly organised development of Roman law and have a uniform and coherent body of law. It consists of 12 books, 1 book covers ecclesiastical law, the duties of high officers and sources of law, 7 cover private law, 1 criminal law and 3 administrative laws.

2) The Digesta is a collection of fragments taken from essays on laws written by jurists (mostly from the 2nd and 3rd centuries) which express the private opinions of legal experts. Most were from Ulpian (40%) and Paulus (17%). It was a large amount of writing which was condensed in 50 books. It was used as an advanced law student textbook.

3) The Institutiones is a textbook for first year law students written by two professors. It was a series of extracts from statements on the basic institutions of Roman law from the teaching books by 'writers of authority.' In was largely based on the texts of Gaius, a jurist of the 2nd century AD.

4) The Novellae Constitutiones, which contained laws recently issued by Justinian.

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Why was Empress Theodora famous?

She was Justinian's wife. Justinian met her when she was a actress. However she became his co-ruler a few years after they were married. Theodora passed laws against rape, and gave women property rights and rights to be guardians for their children.

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Who came after Emperor Justinian?

Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

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Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

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Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

Justin II followed Justinian as emperor.

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