c. 497 CE
525 CEJustinian I marries Theodora, a woman from a poor background and possibly a courtesan.
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497 CE: Birth of Empress Theodora of the Byzantine Empire.
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.
527 CE - 548 CE: Reign of Empress Theodora of the Byzantine Empire.
527 CE: Coronation of Justinian I and Theodora in the Hagia Sophia Church in Constantinople.
532 CE: The Nika Revolt lasts over a week in Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I. The disturbance caused the destruction of much of the central city area and was quashed after a significant loss of life.
548 CE: Death of Empress Theodora of the Byzantine empire, probably of cancer.