Justin I (Latin: Flavius Iustinus Augustus and Ancient Greek: Ἰουστίνος) was born on February 2, 450. He died August 1, 527 from health decline. Justin I was the Emperor of Eastern Rome from 518 to 527. He became a general in the army, surpassing rank by rank and eventually became Emperor at almost 70 years old when he ascended to the throne. He is significant for founding the Justinian dynasty which is known for his nephew Justinian I and for laws that de-emphaszied the influence of the old Roman nobility. His consort was Empress Euphemia.