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Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

1st August 0527

A Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565, and one of the most important figures of late antiquity.rnrnDuring his reign, he sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.rnrnBecause of his restoration activities, he has sometimes been called the "last Roman" in modern historiography.

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