Belisarius

Belisarius

Flavius Belisarius (Greek: Βελισάριος, ca. 500 – 565 AD) was a general of the Byzantine Empire. He was instrumental to Emperor Justinian's ambitious project of reconquering much of the Mediterranean territory of the former Western Roman Empire, which had been lost less than a century previously.

One of the defining features of Belisarius' career was his success despite a lack of support from Justinian. He is also among a select group of men considered by historians to be the "Last of the Romans".

Read more about Belisarius:  Early Life and Career, Timeline, Legend As A Blind Beggar, In Art and Popular Culture

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