Justinian was born in Thrace as Petrus Sebatus in 482

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Justinian was born in Thrace as Petrus Sebatus in 482, and was a native Latin speaker. He was  brought to Constantinople as a child and received all of his thoroughly classical education there.  At Anastasia's death he had been an officer in one of the palace regiments. His uncle Justin  immediately raised him to Patrician and made him Count of the Domestics, allowing him  decisive influence over the Emperor. Justinian was responsible for ending the thirty-five-year  East-West Christian schism from the time of Acacia. In the mid-520s he met Theodora. Though a  daughter of a bear keeper and acrobat in the Hippodrome and censured by later writers, Justinian  was captivated by her strong personality. They were married in 525, and became Emperor and  Empress in 527, shortly before Justin's death.
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