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Justin: emperor of the East-Roman (Byzantine) empire (r. 518-527).
- c.450: Justinus
- 10 July 518: recognized as emperor
- 1 August 527: natural death
Successor of: Anastasius I
- married to: Luppicina (throne name Euphemia)
- 518 Anastasius I dies without heir; the chief chamberlain Amantius gives money to the commander of the palace guard, Justin, to bribe the soldiers to acclaim Amantius' favorite; instead, Justin bribes them to acclaim himself. Being recognized by army, the Senate follows, and the patriarch crowns Justin.
- Reign coincides with the second reign of the Sasanian king Kavad I
- Active policy against monophysitism
- 519 Consul (with Flavius Eutharicus Cillica); Justin accepts that the excommunication of Acacius had been justified; end of the Acacian Schism
- 524 Consul II (with Venantius Opilio)
- 525 Death of Theodoric
- 526 War breaks out with the Sasanian Empire ("Iberian War")
- 527 Succeeded by his relative Justinian
Buildings: Constantinople: St. Polyeuktos
- 524 Theodoric orders the execution of Boethius
Succeeded by: Justinian
According to Procopius, Justin was illiteratenote[Procopius, Secret History 6.12.]