On This Day

What Happened in 491 AD

Historical Events

  • Apr 11 Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, as Anastasius I - often called the first Byzantine Emperor

Famous Weddings

  • May 20 New Byzantine Emperor Anastasius I Dicorus marries Ariadne, widow of previous Emperor Zeno and daughter of Leo I

Famous People Who Died in 491 AD

  • Apr 9 Zeno, Eastern Roman Emperor (474-75, 476-91), dies at 66