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Encyclopedia > Yazdegerd I

Yazdegerd I ("made by God" Izdigerdes), king of Persia, son of Shapur III, 399-420, called "the sinner" by the Persians. Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia (Iran) during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad... Shapur III was king of Persia from 383 to 388. ... Events Yazdegerd I becomes king of Persia November 27 - St. ... Events End of the Jin Dynasty in China. ...


He was a highly intelligent ruler, who tried to emancipate himself from the dominion of the magnates and the Magian priests. He punished the nobles severely when they attempted oppression; he stopped the persecution of the Christians and granted them their own organization. Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as portrayed in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ...


With the Roman Empire he lived in peace and friendship, and is therefore as much praised by the Byzantine authors (Procop. Pers. i. 2; Agath. iv. 26) as he is blamed by the Persians. The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ... The writings of Procopius of Caesarea (500 ? - 565 ?), in Palestine, are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian. ...


After a reign of twenty years he appears to have been murdered in Khorasan.
Khorasan (also spelled Khurasan and Khorassan; خراسان in Persian) is an area, located in eastern and northeastern Iran. ...

Preceded by:
Bahram IV
Sassanid Ruler
399-420
Succeeded by:
Bahram V


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. Bahram IV, king of Persia (389_399), son and successor of Shapur III, under whom he had been governor of Kirman; therefore he was called Kirmanshah (Armenia was divided between the Roman and the Persian empire. ... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia (Iran) during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad... Bahram V, king of Persia (420-439), also called Bahram Gur,son of Yazdegerd I, after whose sudden death (or assassination) he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees by the help of al-Mondhir, the Arabic dynast of Hira. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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