Justinian was a very powerful ruler in the Eastern Roman Empire. He started out as a shepherd boy but at the age of sixteen he walked all the way to his uncle Justin’s home. His uncle was the commander of the emperor’s guards. His uncle took him into his home and gave him a good education.
Justinian’s uncle became emperor after the death of the previous emperor. Justinian then assisted him in is work. He became co-emperor before his uncle’s death and became sole emperor after his death in 527. He ruled for the next forty years.
Justinian was known as Justinian the Great for his accomplishments. First was that he expanded the Eastern Roman Empire into North Africa. And second was that in 532 A.D. there was a revolt against him that he was able to put down. Thirdly, Justinian wrote the Code of Justinian which was the base of imperial law in Byzantium.
Justinian died in the year 565 A.D. And was known as Justinian the Great a very powerful ruler in the Eastern Roman Empire.