On This Day

491 AD in History

Events in History

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

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

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