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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature

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