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Herakleios with his sons Constantine III and Heraklonas.
Herakleios with his sons Constantine III and Heraklonas.

Heraklonas or Heraclonas (Greek: Ηρακλωνάς, Hēraklōnas), (626–after 641), Byzantine emperor (February–September 641), was the son of Herakleios and his niece Martina. Image File history File links Heraclius AV Solidus. ... Image File history File links Heraclius AV Solidus. ... Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. ... Roman coin depicting, on its face, Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Heraclius Constantine or Constantine III (May 3, 612 - April 20/24 or May 26, 641) was the eldest son of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius and his first wife Eudocia, and ruled as Emperor for four months... This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ... Events Founding of the city of Fostat, later Cairo, in Egypt. ... Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


He was baptized and officially reigned as Constantine Herakleios, but the diminutive nickname Heraklonas ("little Herakleios") became established in Byzantine texts and has become standard in historiography.


Heraklonas was probably born at Lazica while his father was on campaign against Khusrau II of the Sassanid Empire. He was probably the fourth son of Martina and Herakleios, but the first one born free of physical deformity and eligible for the throne. The Sassanid Empire or Sassanian Empire (Persian: ‎ Sasanian) is the name used for the fourth Iranian dynasty, and the second Persian Empire (226 - 651). ...


Towards the end of Herakleios' reign he obtained through his mother’s influence the title of Augustus on July 4, 638, and after his father’s death was proclaimed joint emperor with his older half-brother Constantine III (Herakleios Constanine). Augustus (plural augusti) is Latin for majestic, the increaser, or venerable. The feminine form is Augusta. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... Events Islamic calendar introduced The Muslims capture Antioch, Caesarea Palaestina and Akko Births Deaths October 12 - Pope Honorius I Categories: 638 ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Roman coin depicting, on its face, Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Heraclius Constantine or Constantine III (May 3, 612 - April 20/24 or May 26, 641) was the eldest son of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius and his first wife Eudocia, and ruled as Emperor for four months...


The premature death of Constantine III, in May 641, left Heraklonas sole ruler. But a suspicion that he and Martina had murdered Constantine led soon after to a revolt under the general Valentinus, who forced Heraklonas to accept his young nephew Constans II as co-ruler. Martina intended to balance this setback with the coronation of her younger son the Caesar David (Tiberios) as emperor. Constans and his son Constantine. ... Caesar (plural Caesars), Latin: Cæsar (plural Cæsares), is a title of imperial character. ...


But this merely irritated the supporters of Constans II, and Valentinus spread rumors that Martina and Heraklonas intended to eliminate Constans and his supporters. The revolt which ensued toppled the Heraklonas and his mother, who were subjected to mutilation and banishment. This was the first time a reigning emperor had been subjected to mutilation, which was a practise probably borrowed from the Persians; in this case, Martina's tongue was cut out, as was Heraklonas' nose was cut off. Nothing further is known about Heraklonas after his removal and exile to Rhodes. He is presumed to have died later that year. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became sole emperor. Tongue splitting is a type of body modification in which the tongue is cut centrally from its tip partway towards its base, forking the end. ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ... Location map of Rhodes Rhodes (Greek: Ρόδος (pron. ... Constans and his son Constantine. ... Roman coin depicting, on its face, Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Heraclius Constantine or Constantine III (May 3, 612 - April 20/24 or May 26, 641) was the eldest son of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius and his first wife Eudocia, and ruled as Emperor for four months...


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Heraclonas
Preceded by
Constantine III
Byzantine Emperor
641
Succeeded by
Constans II

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Roman coin depicting, on its face, Heraclius and his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas Heraclius Constantine or Constantine III (May 3, 612 - April 20/24 or May 26, 641) was the eldest son of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius and his first wife Eudocia, and ruled as Emperor for four months... This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. ... Constans and his son Constantine. ...

References

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991.

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

 
 

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