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Belisarius (Latin pronunciation: [bɛ.lɪˈsaː.ri.ʊs]; Greek: Βελισάριος; c. 500 – 565) was a military commander of the Byzantine Empire under the emperor Justinian I. 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. His name is frequently given as one of the so-called "Last of the Romans". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Belisarius has received more than 2,081,812 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Belisarius is the 53rd most popular military personnel (down from 48th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 6th 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 53 out of 1,468Before him are Alfred Dreyfus, Vasily Zaitsev, Isoroku Yamamoto, Miltiades, T. E. Lawrence, and Alfred Jodl. After him are Tughril, Otto Skorzeny, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Germanicus.

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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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Among people born in Bulgaria, Belisarius ranks 5 out of 372Before him are Aesop (-620), Ahmed III (1673), Flavius Aetius (390), and Elias Canetti (1905). After him are Galerius (250), Georgi Dimitrov (1882), Maximinus Thrax (173), Boris III of Bulgaria (1894), Todor Zhivkov (1911), Phocas (547), and Simeon I of Bulgaria (864).


Among military personnels born in Bulgaria, Belisarius ranks 2Before him are Flavius Aetius (390). After him are Osman Pazvantoğlu (1758), Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha (1807), Bonifacius (350), Nikola Ivanov (1861), and Stefan Toshev (1859).