Exarchate of Ravenna
The Exarchate of Ravenna or of Italy (Latin: Exarchatus Ravennatis) was a lordship of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) in Italy, from 584 to 751, when the last exarch was put to death by the Lombards. It was one of two exarchates established following the western reconquests under Emperor Justinian to more effectively administer the territories, along with the Exarchate of Africa.
|Exarchate of Ravenna|
|Exarchate of the Byzantine Empire|
Map of the Exarchate of Ravenna within the Byzantine Empire in 600 AD.
|Historical era||Early Middle Ages|
• Lombard invasion of Italy
• Foundation of Exarchate
• Death of Eutychius