527 in history

527 events chronologically

Apr 1 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne
Aug 1 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

Died in 527

Jan 1 Fulgentius of Ruspe bishop of the city of Ruspe, North Africa, in the 5th and 6th century and was canonized as a Christian saint.
Aug 1 Justin I Byzantine Emperor from 518 to 527. He rose through the ranks of the army and ultimately became its emperor, in spite of the fact he was illiterate and almost 70 years old at the time of accession. His reign is significant for the founding of the Justinian Dynasty that included his eminent nephew Justinian I and for the enactment of laws that de-emphasized the influence of the old Roman nobility. His consort was Empress Euphemia