Justinian II

668 - 711

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Justinian II (Greek: Ἰουστινιανός, romanized: Ioustinianos; 668/9 – 4 November 711), surnamed Rhinotmetos or Rhinotmetus (ὁ Ῥινότμητος, "the slit-nosed"), was the last Byzantine emperor of the Heraclian dynasty, reigning from 685 to 695 and again from 705 to 711. Like Justinian I, Justinian II was an ambitious and passionate ruler who was keen to restore the Roman Empire to its former glories, but he responded brutally to any opposition to his will and lacked the finesse of his father, Constantine IV. Consequently, he generated enormous opposition to his reign, resulting in his deposition in 695 in a popular uprising, and he only returned to the throne in 705 with the help of a Bulgar and Slav army. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Justinian II has received more than 514,129 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Justinian II is the 829th most popular politician (up from 863rd in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 69th most popular Turkish Politician.

Justinian II is most famous for being the last emperor of the Byzantine Empire. He was overthrown in a revolt in 695 and replaced by Leontios.

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Among politicians, Justinian II ranks 829 out of 15,710Before him are Nikolai Bukharin, Shapur I, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Dilma Rousseff, Ancus Marcius, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. After him are Jiaqing Emperor, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Jerry Brown, John V Palaiologos, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu, and Wangari Maathai.

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Among people born in 668, Justinian II ranks 1After him are Al-Walid I and Qutayba ibn Muslim. Among people deceased in 711, Justinian II ranks 1After him are Roderic and Childebert III.

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Among people born in Turkey, Justinian II ranks 125 out of 1,128Before him are John I Tzimiskes (925), Evliya Çelebi (1611), Ignatius of Antioch (35), Ulfilas (311), İsmet İnönü (1884), and Constans II (630). After him are Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Julius Nepos (430), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), and Basil I (811).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Justinian II ranks 69Before him are Artemisia I of Caria (-500), Enver Pasha (1881), Zeno (425), John I Tzimiskes (925), İsmet İnönü (1884), and Constans II (630). After him are Nikephoros II Phokas (912), Julius Nepos (430), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), Basil I (811), and Nikephoros I (760).