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Flavius Belisarius (Greek: Φλάβιος Βελισάριος; c. 500 – 565) was a military commander of the Byzantine Empire. He was instrumental in the reconquest of much of the Mediterranean territory belonging to the former Western Roman Empire, which had been lost less than a century prior. One of the defining features of Belisarius' career was his success despite varying levels of available resources. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Belisarius has received more than 1,182,307 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Belisarius is the 48th most popular military personnel (down from 45th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 8th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Bulgarian Military Personnel.

Belisarius was a general in the Byzantine army and is most famous for his victories against the Vandals, Goths, and Persians.

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Among military personnels, Belisarius ranks 48 out of 1,466Before him are Manfred von Richthofen, Ernst Röhm, Alfred Jodl, Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, and Germanicus. After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Miltiades, Erich Ludendorff, Lü Bu, Charles XIV John of Sweden, and Otto Skorzeny.

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Among people born in 505, Belisarius ranks 1After him are Pope Pelagius I, Varāhamihira, Jacob Baradaeus, Germanus, and Hesychius of Miletus. Among people deceased in 565, Belisarius ranks 2Before him is Justinian I. After him is Peter the Patrician.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Belisarius ranks 6 out of 313Before him are Aesop (-620), Ahmed III (1673), Flavius Aetius (390), Elias Canetti (1905), and Galerius (250). After him are Aurelian (214), Georgi Dimitrov (1882), Maximinus Thrax (173), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Phocas (547), and Marcian (396).


Among military personnels born in Bulgaria, Belisarius ranks 2Before him are Flavius Aetius (390). After him are Osman Pazvantoğlu (1758), Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha (1807), Stefan Toshev (1859), and Nikola Ivanov (1861).