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521 CE: Justinian is made Consul by his uncle Emperor Justin I.
525 CE: Justinian I marries Theodora, a woman from a poor background and possibly a courtesan.
527 CE - 565 CE: Reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
532 CE: The Nika riots last a week in Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I. The disturbance caused the destruction of much of the central city area and was quelled after a significant loss of life.
533 CE - 534 CE: The Vandal War launched by Emperor Justinian I, aimed a reconquering Africa from the Vandals.
534 CE: Justinian of the Byzantine Empire conquers the Vandal kingdom in Africa.
535 CE - 554 CE: The Gothic War launched by Emperor Justinian I, aimed at reconquering Italy from the Goths.
556 CE - 572 CE: Samaritan revolt beginning in Caesarea Maritima, perhaps with Jewish support. A number of churches are destroyed and there is a significant loss of life.
565 CE: Death of Justinian I after 38 years ruling the Roman Empire.