man I Yazdegerd, Sasanid King Of Persia‏‎, son of III Shapur, Sasanid King Of Persia and N.N.‏.
Died ‎ 421 at Murdered In Khorasan
Name Suffix: Sasanid King Of Persia
421 in [murdered] Khorasan 1
Event: Ruled BET. 399 - 421 Sassanid King of Persia 2 3
Yasdegerd. Izdegerdes, "made by God."
Yazdegerd I, son of Shapur III, 399-421, 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. He punished the nobles severely when they attempted oppression; he stopped the persecution of the Christians and granted them their own organization. With the Roman empire he lived in peace and friendship, and is therefore as much praised by the Byzantine authors as he is blamed by the Persians. After a reign of 20 years he appears to have been murdered in Khurasan. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 23, p. 880, YAZDEGERD
Yazdegerd I (fl. 5th century), king of the Sasanian Empire (reigned 399-420).
Yazdegerd was a highly intelligent ruler who tried to emancipate himself from the dominion of the magnates and of the Magi (a priestly caste serving a number of religions); thus, his reign is viewed differently by Christian and Magian sources. Because he stopped the persecution of the Christians, the Christian writers praise his clemency, but the sources dependent on Magian tradition refer to him as "Yazdegerd the Sinner." He also tried to limit the power of the nobles, but their resistance finally was answered with severity. He lived in peace and friendship with the Roman Empire and was therefore praised by Byzantine authors. He appears to have been murdered in Khorasan and was succeeded by one of his sons, Bahram V. [Encyclopaedia Britannica CD '97, YAZDEGERD]

Married/ Related to:

woman UNKNOWN Sashandukht‏‎, daughter of Resh Galuta, Exilarch Of The Jews Of The Empire and N.N.‏.
Born ‎± 380‎

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man Bahrám V Gor, Sasanid King Of Persia‏
Died ‎± 439
Name Suffix: Sasanid King Of Persia
Bahram V (421-438), son of Yazdegerd I, after whose sudden death (or assassination) he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees by the help of al-Mundhir, the Arabic dynast of Hira. He began a systematic persecution of the Christians, which led to a war with the Roman empire. But a treaty was soon concluded by which both empires promised toleration to the worshippers of the two rival religions, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.
Bahram deposed the vassal king of the Persian part of Armenia and made it a province. He is a great favourite in Persian tradition and is called Bahram Gor, "the wild ass," on account of his strength and courage. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 2, p. 928, BAHRAM]
Bahram V, also called BAHRAM GUR (fl. 5th century AD), Sasanian king (reigned 420-438). He was celebrated in literature, art, and folklore for his chivalry, romantic adventures, and huntsmanship.
He was educated at the court of al-Mundhir, the Lakhmid Arab king of al-Hira, in Mesene, whose support helped him gain the throne after the assassination of his father, Yazdegerd I. He was apparently also supported by Mihr-Naresh, chief minister of Yazdegerd's last years, to whom Bahram later delegated much of the governmental administration.
Bahram carried on an inconclusive war with the Romans (421-422), and in 427 he crushed an invasion in the east by the nomadic Hephthalites, extending his influence into Central Asia, where his portrait survived for centuries on the coinage of Bukhara (in modern Uzbekistan). [Encyclopaedia Britannica CD '97, BAHRAM V]
They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshýd gloried and drank deep;
And Bahrám, that great Hunter--the Wild Ass
Stamps o'er his Head, but cannot break his sleep.
The Rubáiyát (xviii)
Omar Khayyam