John of Cappadocia

   Chief financial minister and advisor of Justinian I (q.v.), denounced for his corruption and debauchery by Prokopios of Caesarea and John Lydos (qq.v.). Justinian complied with the demand in the Nika Revolt (q.v.) that John be removed from his post for fiscal oppression. He returned after the revolt was suppressed, only to fall victim to the scheming of the empress Theodora (qq.v.), who hated him and had him banished in 541.

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