1. (b.505?-d.565) Byzantine military commander who suppressed the Nika Revolt, conquered Vandal North Africa, Sicilia, and Italy, and saved Constantinople from the Bulgarian Huns before being imprisoned on trumped-up charges of treason in 562.
"Belisarius pretended to accept the offer, rode to Ravenna to be crowned, and promptly arrested the leaders of the Goths and reclaimed their entire kingdom - no halfway settlement - for Byzantium."
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