Justinian The Great

Justinian The Great

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  • Justinian was the Byzantine  emperor from 527 to 565
  • While Justinian was the emperor, his wife Theodora influenced most of his decisions and was a very powerful women
  • Justinian wanted the Byzantine empire to become as great as Rome, so with his general Belisarius's help, he conquered Italy and Northern Africa
  • One of Justinian's greatest achievements was the Hagia Sophia. This great church was one of the Christian wonders of the world.
  • All of the conquests to Africa and Italy impacted the Byzantine economy heavily, so they imposed very high taxes on their people.
  • Justinian died on the 14th of November 565. He never did restore the Roman empire.
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