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Encyclopedia > Hormizd III of Persia

Hormizd III, King of Persia, son of Yazdegerd II of Persia (438–457), succeeded his father in 457. 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... Yazdegerd II, (made by God, Izdegerdes), king of Persia was the son of Bahram V Gor and reigned from 438 to 457. ... Events February 7 - Leo I becomes East Roman emperor. ...

Hormizd III had continually to fight with his brothers and with the Ephthalites in Bactria, and was killed by Peroz I of Persia (457–484) in 459. The Hephthalites, also known as White Huns, were a nomadic people who lived across northern China, Central Asia, and northern India in the fourth through sixth centuries. ... Bactria (Bactriana) was the ancient Greek name of the country between the range of the Hindu Kush (Caucasus Indicus) and the Amu Darya (Oxus); its capital, Bactra (now Balkh), was located in what is now northern Afghanistan, southern Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. ... Peroz (Peirozes, Priscus, fr. ... Events Dathusena becomes king of Sri Lanka Arguably the worlds first recognizable labor union is formed in Turkey Births Deaths Simeon Stylites dies on top of his tower along the road from Antioch to Seleucia Hormizd III, king of Persia Category: ...


  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication in the public domain.
Preceded by:
Yazdegerd II
Sassanid Ruler
Succeeded by:
Peroz I

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