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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]

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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cambridge Ancient History vol. 14, page 149
  2. ^ Profile of the Justinian Dynasty in Medieval Lands by Charles Cawley


  • 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, ISBN 0-521-32591-9