Events in History in 532 AD

  • Jan 10 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt

Theodora: An Emperor’s Anchor and Women’s Champion

Jan 13 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, a revolt against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I that leaves half the city burned and thousands dead. The riots were prompted by the failed execution of chariot racing supporters and only stopped after Empress Theodora refused to flee, forcing her husband to act decisively.

Battle of Interest

Jan 18 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome

  • Jul 19 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle
  • Oct 17 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope