Yazdagird II - King of Persia

Yazdagird succeeded Varahran V to the throne. He soon made incursions into the Roman portions of Armenia until bought off probably by the Magister Militum, Aspar. Hence forth his reign was characterized by chronic troubles in Armenia, where the Christians refused to be converted to Persian Zoroastrianism and fought to the death.

These pockets of resistance, however, could not entice Constantinople into widening hostilities, mainly because of the threats from the Huns in the West. Yazdagird died, probably in the saddle, in 457 and was followed by Hormazd III.

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