Yazdegerd II, ("made by God," Izdegerdes), fifteenth Sassanid King of Persia, was the son of Bahram V (421–438) and reigned from 438 to 457. The Sassanid Empire or Sassanian Dynasty or Sassanian Dynasty (ساسانیان) is the name used for the third Iranian dynasty and the second Persian empire The Persian Empire was a series of Iranian empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau, the original Persian homeland and beyond in Western Asia Bahram V ( Persian:بهرام گور was the fourteenth Sassanid King of Persia (421&ndash438 Events By Place Western Roman Empire The last known Gladiator combat in the Colosseum is held Events By Place Western Roman Empire Majorian is declared emperor by Ricimer.
In the beginning of his reign, Yazdegerd quickly attacked the Eastern Roman Empire with a mixed army of various nations, including his Indian allies, to eliminate the threat of a Roman build-up. The Gupta Empire ( Hindi: गुप्त राजवंश was ruled by members of the Gupta dynasty from around 320 to 550 C The Romans had been constructing fortifications in the nearby Persian territory of Carrhae, in anticipation of subsequent expeditions. The Roman Emperor, Theodosius II (408–450), asked for peace and sent his commander personally to Yazdegerd's camp. Flavius Theodosius ( 10 April, 401 – July 28, 450) called the Calligrapher, known in English as Theodosius II, was In the ensuing negotiations in 441, both empires promised not to build any new fortifications in their border territories. Events 8 November — The first Council of Orange is convened under the guidance of Hilary of Arles in Orange France. Yazdegerd, igathered his forces in Neishabur in 443 and launched a prolonged campaign against the Kidarites. Nishapur, or Neyshābūr ( is a city in the Razavi Khorasan province in northeastern Iran, situated in a fertile plain at the foot Events By Place Western Roman Empire The Burgundians create a kingdom on the banks of the Rhone. The Kidarite (Chinese Ki-To-Lo dynasty of the "Ki" clan led the Huna and came from the proto- Mongolic Uar about whom it has been After numerous battles, he crushed them and drove them out beyond the Oxus river in 450. The Amu Darya (formerly Oxus River the Greeks (Ptolemeus called it Oxiana palus) is the longest river in Central Asia. For the area code see Area code 450. Events By Place Eastern Roman Empire August 25 — Marcian is proclaimed
During his eastern campaign, Yazdegerd grew suspicious of Christians in the army and the nobility and expelled many of them. Christianity in Iran has had a long history dating back to the very early years of the faith He then persecuted the Assyrians Christians and, to a much lesser extent, Jews. The Assyrians are an Ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Advancing his pro-Zoroastrian policy, he battled an uprising of Armenian Christians in the Battle of Vartanantz in 451. Zoroastrianism (ˌzɔroʊˈæstriəˌnɪzəm is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings The Armenians (Հայեր Hayer) are a Nation and Ethnic group originating in the Caucasus and in the Armenian Highlands A large Battle of Avarayr (Ավարայրի ճակատամարտ May 26, 451, also known as Battle of Vartanantz, hy Վարդանանց Պատերազմ Events By Place Western Roman Empire April 7 — The Huns sack Metz.
In his later years, Yazdegerd became engaged again with the Kidarites until his death in AD 457. He pursued strict religious policies and persecuted various minorities.
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