• I was one of the most accomplished generals in Byzantine history.
  • I was especially capable as a commander of heavy cavalry, well ahead of my time.
  • I saved the Emperor Justinian’s life and throne in 532 by putting down an uprising in Constantinople.
  • Among my conquests include the Vandal state in North Africa and the re-conquest of Italy from the Ostrogoths.
  • I later successfully defended Constantinople against a sudden attack by the Huns.

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