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 St Benedict – St Columba – St. Clotilda– Emperor Justinian – Pope St Gregory the Great


521-597 St Columba
525 Saint Brigid of Kildare
527-565 Justinian the Great, was Byzantine Emperor.  During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the Empire’s greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the classical Roman Empire.
529 Corpus Juris Civilis “Body of Civil Law” ordered by the emperor Justinian I
529 St Benedic founded the monastery of Monte Cassino.  Wrote The Rule of St Benedict. 480 – 543 (more)
543-615 St Columbanus
 545d St Clotilda death
 574 St Gregory the Great becomes a monk
 586d St Hermengild see http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/HERMENEG.HTM


St Benedict

St Columba

St. Clotilda

Emperor Justinian

Justinian’s rise to imperial power began in 527 with his appointment as co-emperor to Justin I, his uncle, who died later that same year. His sole rule was characterized by profound efforts to strengthen the empire and return the state to its former ancient glory. To this end, Justinian drew upon administrators and counselors from outside the aristocratic class. His own modest origins, along with his selection of these court members, contributed to lasting tensions with the Byzantine nobility. This situation was exacerbated by Justinian’s authoritarian approach to governance, and his pronouncement that the emperor’s will was law further undermined the authority of the city’s senate as well as its factions.

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See also: http://8thgradere.com/emperor-justinian-527-565/

Pope St Gregory the Great

See also:
St Augustine of Canterbury
Leovigild, the Arian King of the Visigoths (569-86), (part of the Arian heresy)