Hormizd II, King of Persia

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Hormizd II of Persia, King of Persia

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Birthplace: of Persia and Armenia
Death: Died in (Persia), Iran
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Son of Nerseh, King of Persia and Ifra Hormuz Princess of Kabul, Queen
Husband of Ifra Hormiz of Sistan, Kabul
Father of Shapur II 'the Great' of Persia, Sassanid King of Persia; Hormizd and Adarnases

Occupation: King of Persia
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About Hormizd II, King of Persia

Hormisdas II . Hormizd II . Shah of Persia - Persian shaahi. King of Persia. -------------------- King Hormizd II, was the eighth Persia King of the Sassanid dynasty, and reigned for seven years and five months, from 302 to 309. Almost nothing is known of his reign.

After his death his oldest son Adarnases, who had a cruel disposition, was killed by the grandees after a very short reign; another son, Hormizd, was held prisoner, while the throne was reserved for the child of his concubine, Shapur II. Another version has it that Shapur II was the son of Hormizd II's first wife, and that while still pregnant she was made to wear a crown over her pudenda so that the baby would be born as a king.

Relief "The Equestrian Victory of Hormizd II"

His son Hormizd escaped from prison in 323 with the help of his wife, and found refuge at the court of Constantine I (324–337) (Zosimus ii. 27; John of Antioch, fr. 178; Zonaras 13–5). In 363, Hormizd served against Persia in the army of the Roman emperor Julian (361–363); in turn his son, of the same name, later served as proconsul (Ammianus Marcellinus 26. 8. 12).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormizd_II for more information. -------------------- Hormizd II, was the eighth Persian king of the Sassanid Empire, and reigned for seven years and five months, from 302 to 309. He was the son of Narseh (293–302),

Almost nothing is known of his reign.

After his death his oldest son Adarnases, who had a cruel disposition, was killed by the grandees after a very short reign; another son, Hormizd, was held prisoner, while the throne was reserved for the child of his concubine, Shapur II. Another version has it that Shapur II was the son of Hormizd II's first wife, and that while still pregnant she was made to wear a crown over her pudenda so that the baby would be born as a king.

Relief "The Equestrian Victory of Hormizd II"

His son Hormizd escaped from prison in 323 with the help of his wife, and found refuge at the court of Constantine I (324–337) (Zosimus ii. 27; John of Antioch, fr. 178; Zonaras 13–5). In 363, Hormizd served against Persia in the army of the Roman emperor Julian (361–363); in turn his son, of the same name, later served as proconsul (Ammianus Marcellinus 26. 8. 12).

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