Belisarius Timeline

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  • 505
    Flavius Belisarius born in Illyria.
  • 532
    Belisarius puts down the Nika Uprising, slaughtering between 20,000 and 30,000 people.
  • 533
    Belisarius defeats the Persians to the east of the Byzantine Empire and the Vandals of Africa.
  • 535
    Belisarius' first campaign against the Ostrogoths in Italy.
  • 535
    Belisarius conquers Sicily and Naples.
  • 536
    Rome falls to Belisarius.
  • 540
    Belisarius conquers Ravenna and captures the Ostrogoth king Witigis.
  • 540
    Justinian I recalls Belisarius and sends him against the Persians.
  • 545 - 550
    Belisarius' second campaign against in Italy against the Ostrogoths under Totila.
  • 559
    Belisarius sent on campaign to defeat the invading Bulgars.
  • 562
    Belisarius is arrested and imprisoned on trumped-up charges of corruption. Pardoned by Justinian and restored to former position.
  • 565
    Belisarius dies in Constantinople of natural causes.