Belisarius[bel′ə ser′ē əs]
505?-565; Byzantine general under Justinian I
Byzantine general under Emperor Justinian I who led campaigns against the Vandals in North Africa and the Ostrogoths in Italy.
- (history) a general of the Byzantine Empire, who was instrumental to Emperor Justinian's ambitious project of reconquering much of the Mediterranean territory of the former Western Roman Empire, which had been lost less than a century previously
From Latin Belisarius, from Byzantine Greek Βελισάριος (Belisarios).