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Encyclopedia > Yazdegerd I of Persia

Yazdegerd I ("made by God" Izdigerdes), King of Persia (399421), son of Shapur III of Persia (383–388), called "the Sinner" by the Persians. 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 Yazdegerd I becomes king of Persia November 27 - St. ... Events February 8 - Constantius III becomes Co_Emperor of the Western Roman Empire June 7 - Roman Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia, formerly known as Athenais. ... Shapur III was King of Persia from 383 to 388. ...


Yazdegerd I 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 centered on the life, teachings, and actions of Jesus of Nazareth, known by Christians as Jesus Christ, as recounted in the New Testament. ...


With the Roman Empire Yazdegerd I 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. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Procopius was a prominent Byzantine scholar of the family Procopius. ...


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

Preceded by:
Bahram IV
Sassanid Ruler
399421
Succeeded by:
Bahram V

Bahram IV, King of Persia (388–399), son and successor of Shapur III of Persia (383–388), under whom he had been governor of Kirman; therefore he was called Kirmanshah (Agathias iv. ... 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 Yazdegerd I becomes king of Persia November 27 - St. ... Events February 8 - Constantius III becomes Co_Emperor of the Western Roman Empire June 7 - Roman Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia, formerly known as Athenais. ... Silver coin of Bahram V with fire temple on its verso (British Museum , London) Bahram V, King of Persia (421–438), also called Bahram Gur, son of Yazdegerd I of Persia (399–421), after whose sudden death (or assassination) he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees by...

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

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Persia - LoveToKnow 1911 (16140 words)
PERSIA, a kingdom of western Asia, bounded on the N. by the Caspian Sea and the Russian Transcaucasian and Transcaspian territories, on the E. by Afghanistan and Baluchistan, on the S. by the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, and on the W. by Turkish territory.
On the north-west Persia is united by the highlands of Armenia to the mountains of Asia Minor; on the north-west the Paropamisus and Hindu Kush connect it with the Himalayas.
In south-eastern Persia the Kuhi-Basman, a dormant volcano, 11,000 to 12,000 ft. in height, in the Basman district, and the Kuh-i-Taftan, i.e.
Yazdegerd - LoveToKnow 1911 (282 words)
(1) Yazdegerd son of Shapur III., 399-420, called "the sinner" by the Persians, was a highly intelligent ruler, who tried to emancipate himself from the dominion of the magnates and the Magian priests.
(2) Yazdegerd Ii., was the son of Bahram V. Gor, 438-457.
Yazdegerd fled from one district to another, till at last he was murdered at Mery in 651 '(see' CALIPHATE, sect.
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