Flavius Belisarius (505-565) was general of the Byzantine Empire.
The outcast Belisarius receiving hospitality from a Peasant by Jean-François Pierre Peyron
Bélisaire, by François-André Vincent, 1776. Belisarius, blinded, a beggar, is recognised by one of his former soldiers
Belisar as a beggar, as depicted in popular legend, in the painting by Jacques-Louis David (1781)