Justinian dynasty

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Justinian dynasty
Justin I 518–527
Justinian I 527–565
Justin II 565–578
with Sophia and Tiberius as regents, 574–578
Tiberius II 578–582
Maurice 582–602
with Theodosius as co-emperor, 590–602
Preceded by
Leonid dynasty
Followed by
Phocas and the Heraclian dynasty
Consular diptych (540) of Justin, son of Germanus, cousin of Justinian.

The Justinian Dynasty is a family who ruled over the Byzantine Empire from 518 to 602. It originated with Justin I and ended with Maurice. Patriarch Germanus I of Constantinople (term c. 715 – 730), whose father was named Justinian, might have been a descendant of the dynasty. The names Justin, Justinian and Germanus were common among dynasty members. [1] [2]

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  1. ^ Cambridge Ancient History. Vol.14. p. 149. 
  2. ^ a b Cawley, Charles (29 May 2014). "Byzantium 395-1057". Medieval Lands. Retrieved 2017-12-05. 


  • Bury, John Bagnall (1958) [1923]. History of the Later Roman Empire. Courier Dover Publications. p. 20. ISBN 0-486-20399-9. 
  • Cameron, Averil; Ward-Perkins, Bryan; Whitby, Michael (2000). The Cambridge Ancient History. 14. Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 425 - 600. Cambridge University Press.