John (nephew of Vitalian)

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John (fl. 537–553), the nephew of the rebel Vitalian, was an East Roman (Byzantine) general under Justinian I (r. 527–565), who was active in the Gothic War in Italy and against the Gepids in the western Balkans. He was married to Justina, the daughter of Justinian's cousin Germanus.

In fiction[edit]

John appears as a character in the time travel novel Lest Darkness Fall, by L. Sprague de Camp.