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Name:  Justin I
Nationality:  Byzantine
Occupation:  Ruler

Justin I was acclaimed as Augustus by the army in 518, following the death of Anastasius I. He was a peasant by birth, who served with the army in Constantinople. He was reputedly illiterate. He was succeeded on his death, in 527, by his nephew Justinian I, who had been renamed in honour of Justin and raised to the rank of co-emperor earlier that year.   [More Detail]