Historical Biographies

A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person’s life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person’s experience of these life events.

Emperor Iustinianus and his suite, Basilique San Vitale, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italia

Justinian the Great was born around 482 CE in Tauresium, a village in Illyria, and ruled the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 565 CE.

Theodoric's Palace - Sant'Apollinare Nuovo - Ravenna

Theodoric the Great was the king of the Ostrogoths who invaded Italy and deposed King Odoacer. He ruled over a kingdom of Romans and Goths from 493 - 526 CE.

Alaric I (r. 394-410 CE) was a Gothic military commander who is famous for sacking Rome in 410 CE, which was the first time the city had been sacked in over 800 years.

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