Justinian I

Justinian I

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  • Justinian I was made Emperor of Byzantine in AD 527, when his uncle (previous emperor) died, and ruled till 565 AD. He was one of the famous Byzantine Emperors that ruled and made many accomplishments 
  • April 4, 527
  • A horrendous event called Nika Riot. This was chariot races that got way out of hand but also popular anger about some of Justinian's policies 
  •  Justinian ruled Byzantine with his wife, Theadora, a powerful woman who strongly influenced Justinian with his decisions
  •  Justinian's main goal for his empire was to expand and gain back land that was lost from invaders
  • Justinian sent out armies to battle the barbarians who took control/invaded the West. It was a success and gained back Africa and most of Italy 
  • The Justinian Code is a set of laws created by Justinian. This code is an organized collection and explanation of Roman Laws. The Justinian Code influenced throughout Western Europe and modern day laws,
  • Justinian Code
  • This riot almost overthrew Emperor Justinan. This erupted violence in the city and the mob took over the streets and destroyed buildings
  • One of Justinian's greatest achievements was rebuilding the great church, Hagia Sophia after the Nika riots. This was a Christian wonder of the world  
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