List of Byzantine Emperors

On these pages, you will find the names, regnal dates, and portraits of the emperors of the Roman Empire, with links to more information.

ArcadiusArcadius
  • 377: Flavius Arcadius  
  • 19 January 383: Flavius Arcadius Augustus
  • 1 May 408: natural death

Theodosius IITheodosius II
  • 10 April 401: Theodosius 
  • 10 January 402: Theodosius Augustus 
  • 28 July 450: natural death

MarcianusMarcian
  • 392: Marcianus
  • 25 August 450: recognized as emperor
  • 27 January 457: natural death

Leo ILeo I Thrax Magnus
  • c.401: full name unknown
  • 7 February 457: recognized as emperor
  • 18 January 474: natural death

Leo II
  • c.467: full name unknown
  • 18 January 474: recognized as emperor
  • 17 November 474: natural death

Zeno IZeno I
  • c.440: Tarasis
  • November 474: Zeno
  • January 475: resigns
  • August 476: returns
  • 9 April 491: natural death?

Anastasius IAnastasius I
  • c.431: Anastasius
  • 11 April 491: Augustus Anastasius
  • 1 July 518: natural death

Justin IJustin I
  • c.450: Justinus
  • 10 July 518: recognized as emperor
  • 1 August 527: natural death

JustinianJustinian I
  • 482: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius
  • April 527: made co-ruler by Justin
  • 1 August  527: Flavius Justinianus
  • 14 November 565: natural death

Justin II and SophiaJustin II
  • c.510: birth
  • 15 November 565: recognized as emperor
  • 5 October 578: death

Tiberius IITiberius II
  • 26 September 578: recognized as emperor; surnamed New Constantine
  • 14 August 582: death

MauriceMaurice
  • 539: Flavius Mauricius
  • 13 August 582: recognized as emperor; surnamed Tiberius
  • 22 November 602: dethroned
  • 27 November 602: death

PhocasPhocas
  • 547: Phocas
  • 23 November 602: recognized as emperor
  • 5 October 610: death

Heraclius and his son Constantine IIIHeraclius
  • c.575: Heraclius
  • 5 October 610: recognized as emperor
  • 11 January 641: death

Literature

Dietmar Kienast, Römische Kaisertabelle. Grundzüge einer römischen Kaiserchronologie (1990 Darmstadt)