Anastasius I Dicorus
|Reign||11 April 491 – 9 July 518|
|Died||9 July 518 (aged 87)|
Anastasius I (
His reign was characterised by improvements in the government, economy, and bureaucracy in the Eastern Roman empire. He is noted for leaving the imperial government with a sizeable budget surplus due to minimisation of government corruption, reforms to the tax code, and the introduction of a new form of currency.
Anastasius was born at