Justinian I (483–565)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Laing, J. 2011. Justinian I (483–565). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Byzantine emperor, born in 483 at Tauresium in Illyricum (now Skopje, Macedonia). He is best remembered for his codification of laws, military acumen, ecclesiastical contribution, and encouragement of Christian architecture. In the Orthodox Church he is regarded a saint, whose feast day falls on November 14th.
- justinian's legacy, his codification of laws;
- military acumen, ecclesiastical contribution;
- one-time church of our lady and Hagia Sophia