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Encyclopedia > Hormizd II of Persia

Hormizd II, King of Persia, son of Narseh of Persia (293–302), reigned for seven years and five months, from 302 to 309. The Sassanid Empire in the time of Shapur I; the conquest of Cappadocia was temporary Official language Pahlavi (Middle Persian) Dominant Religion Zoroastrianism Capital Ctesiphon Sovereigns Shahanshah of the Iran (Eranshahr) First Ruler Ardashir I Last Ruler Yazdegerd III Establishment 224 AD Dissolution 651 AD Part of the History of... Narseh (whose name is also sometimes written as Narses or Narseus) was a Sassanian King of Persia (292 - 303), and son of Shapur I. He rose as pretender to the throne against his grand-nephew Bahram III in AD 292, and soon became sole king. ... Events Diocletian starts passing laws against Sassanid Shah Narseh. ... Events The Spanish provinces revolt from the control of Maxentius, acknowledging Constantine as their Emperor Pope Marcellus I is banished from Rome, as is his successor Eusebius later that year Shapur II becomes king of Persia. ...


Of Hormizd II's reign nothing is known. After his death his oldest son Adarnases was killed by the grandees after a very short reign, as he showed a cruel disposition; another son, Hormizd, was kept a prisoner, and the throne reserved for the child with which a concubine of Hormizd II was pregnant and which received the name Shapur II of Persia (309–379).Other version says that Shapur II was the son of the first wife that Hormizd II had, and she was made to wear a crown over her pudenda while still pregnant so that the baby would be born as a King whenever the labor pains began. He was legitimate, not spurious.(Cecilia Ruiz de Rios, Nicaraguan historian, webmistress of www.cablenet.com.ni&historyarte) Shapur II the Great was king of Persia (309 - 379). ...


His son Hormizd escaped from prison by the help of his wife in 323, and found refuge at the court of Constantine the Great (324–337) (Zosimus ii. 27; John of Antioch, fr. 178; Zonaras 13–5). In 363, Hormizd served in the army of Emperor Julian the Apostate (361–363) against Persia; his son, with the same name, afterwards served in the Roman government as a proconsul (Ammianus Marcellinus 26. 8. 12). Events July 3 - Battle of Adrianople: Constantine defeats Licinius, forcing Licinius to retreat to Byzantium. ... Constantine. ... For the pope of this name see Pope Zosimus Zosimus, Greek historical writer, nourished at Constantinople during the second half of the 5th century A.D. According to Photius, he was a count, and held the office of advocate of the imperial treasury. ... John of Antioch was bishop of Antioch A.D. 429-441 and led a group of moderate Eastern bishops during the Nestorian controversy. ... Joannes (John) Zonaras, Byzantine chronicler and theologian, flourished at Constantinople in the 12th century. ... Events Perisapora is destroyed by Emperor Julian. ... Julian solidus, ca. ... Ammianus Marcellinus is a Roman historian who wrote during Late Antiquity. ...

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Narseh
Sassanid Ruler
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Shapur II

Narseh (whose name is also sometimes written as Narses or Narseus) was a Sassanian King of Persia (292 - 303), and son of Shapur I. He rose as pretender to the throne against his grand-nephew Bahram III in AD 292, and soon became sole king. ... The Sassanid Empire in the time of Shapur I; the conquest of Cappadocia was temporary Official language Pahlavi (Middle Persian) Dominant Religion Zoroastrianism Capital Ctesiphon Sovereigns Shahanshah of the Iran (Eranshahr) First Ruler Ardashir I Last Ruler Yazdegerd III Establishment 224 AD Dissolution 651 AD Part of the History of... Events Diocletian starts passing laws against Sassanid Shah Narseh. ... Events The Spanish provinces revolt from the control of Maxentius, acknowledging Constantine as their Emperor Pope Marcellus I is banished from Rome, as is his successor Eusebius later that year Shapur II becomes king of Persia. ... Shapur II the Great was king of Persia (309 - 379). ...

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

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Hormizd II of Persia (147 words)
Hormizd II, king of Persia, son of Narseh, reigned for seven years and five months, 302-309.
After his death his oldest son Adarnases was killed by the grandees after a very short reign, as he showed a cruel disposition; another son, Hormizd, was kept a prisoner, and the throne reserved for the child with which a concubine of Hormizd II was pregnant and which received the name Shapur II.
In 363 Hormizd served in the army of Julian against Persia; his son, with the same name, afterwards served in the Roman government as a proconsul (Ammianus Marcellinus 26.
Hormizd - LoveToKnow 1911 (651 words)
Hormizd escaped from prison by the help of his wife in 323, and found refuge at the court of Constantine the Great (Zosim.
Hormizd Iv., son of Chosroes I., reigned 578-590.
HORMIZD V. was one of the many pretenders who rose after the murder of Chosroes II.
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