Yazdgerd III (also spelled Yazdegerd or Yazdiger, Persian: یزدگرد سوم, "made by God") was the twenty-ninth and last king of the Sassanid dynasty and a grandson of Khosrau II (590–628), who had been murdered by his son Kavadh II of Persia in 628. The Sassanid Empire or Sassanian Dynasty or Sassanian Dynasty (ساسانیان) is the name used for the third Iranian dynasty and the second Persian empire Khosrau II or Khosrow II ( Chosroes II or Xosrov II in classical sources sometimes called Kavadh II (Siroes twenty-third Sassanid King of Persia son of Khosrau II (590&ndash628 was raised to the throne in opposition to his father in February 628 Events By Place Europe Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia. His father was Shahryar whose mother was Miriam, the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Maurice. Flavius Mauricius Tiberius Augustus (Φλάβιος Μαυρίκιος Τιβέριος Αύγουστος Մավրիկ Mavrig; 539 &ndash November 27  Yazdgerd III ascended the throne on June 16, 632 after a series of internal conflicts. Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Events By Place Europe Khan Kubrat starts to rule in Great Bulgaria.
Yazdgerd III reigned as a youth and never truly exercised authority. In his first year the Arab invasion of Persia began, and in 636 the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah decided the fate of the Persian empire. The Islamic conquest of Persia (633–656 led to the end of the Sassanid Empire and the eventual extirpation of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia Events By Place Byzantine Empire August 20 — Battle of Yarmuk: Khalid ibn al-Walid 's victory against the The Battle of al-Qādisiyyah ( transliteration, Ma'rakat al-Qādisiyyah;; alternate spellings Qadisiyya Qadisiyyah Kadisiya was the decisive engagement To gain some modest supports from the Persian Empire's old rival, the Roman Empire of the East, he sought an alliance with the Emperor Heraclius who then married off his young granddaughter, Manyanh, the daughter of Heraclius Constantine III and Princess Gregoria of Persia. Heraclius, or Herakleios (Flavius Heraclius Augustus;) (c 575 - February 11, 641) was a Byzantine Emperor, who ruled the East Constantine III may refer to Constantine III (western emperor, governor of Britain and self-proclaimed western Roman Emperor 407 &ndash 411 Constantine Gregoria was the Empress consort of Constantine III of the Byzantine Empire. Yazdgerd and Manyanh had issue.
Arabs occupied Ctesiphon, and the young King fled into Media. For the Spanish saint see Ctesiphon of Vergium. Ctesiphon (قطسيفون تیسفون was one of the great cities of the Persian Empire The Medes were an ancient Iranian people who lived in the northwestern portions of present-day Iran. Yazdgerd III then fled eastward from one district to another, until at last he was killed by a local miller for his purse at Merv in 651. Merv ( Russian: Мерв from Persian: مرو Marv, sometimes transliterated Marw or Mary; cf Events Europe Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, marries the future Saint Bathilde. 
The rest of the nobles who fled settled in central Asia where they contributed greatly in spreading Persian culture and language in those regions. They also contributed to the establishment of the first native Iranian dynasty, the Samanid dynasty, which sought to retain some Sassanid traditions while still promoting Islam. The Samanids (819–999 ( Sāmāniyān) were a Persian dynasty in Central Asia and Greater Khorasan, named after its founder Saman
The Zoroastrian religious calendar, which is still in use today, uses the regnal year of Yazdgerd III as its base year. The Zoroastrian calendar is a religious Calendar used by members of the Zoroastrian faith and it is an approximation of the (tropical Solar calendar. A regnal year is a year of the reign of a sovereign. From Latin regnum meaning kingdom rule Its calendar era (year numbering system), which is accompanied by a Y. Z. suffix, thus indicates the number of years since the emperor's coronation in 632 CE.
Yazdgerd's son Pirooz II fled to China. Pirooz II (Peroz Firuz or Feroz Persian: پیروز "the Victor") was son of Yazdgerd III, the last Sassanid king of Persia. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National
Yazdgerd's daughter Shahrbanu is believed to be the wife of Husayn ibn Ali. Shahrbānū (or Shahr Banu) ( Persian: شهربانو (Meaning "Lady of the Land" is a personage described to have been one of the daughters of Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib ( ar حسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب) (third of Shaban 4 AH / 8th January 626 AD at Medina
Last Sassanid ruler
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