On the day of Yazdegerd, or New Year's Day, the Parsees emulate the western world in rejoicing and social intercourse.
Nishapur was an important place during the 5th century, for Yazdegerd II.
(420-439), 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-Mondhir, the Arabic dynast of Hira.
457-4 8 4, son of Yazdegerd II.
Without entering on the details of his ecclesiastical activity,' we may note that he was twice associated with embassies from the Roman emperor to Yazdegerd I.
As a writer he is chiefly known as the reputed author of a collection of martyrologies which cover the reigns of Sapor II., Yazdegerd I.
Era of Yazdegerd, or Persian or Jelalaean Era.
- This era begins with the elevation of Yazdegerd III.
Finally all agreed on Yazdegerd III.; but, while Chosroes II.
Yazdegerd) of Persia, for the regulation of the church.
Colla Genealogical Account of Great Armenia, consists of three books, and reaches down to the death of Saint Mesrob, in the second year of Yazdegerd II.
What can be thought of a writer who assigns to Yazdegerd I.
(399-420) the eleven years of his predecessor Bahram IV., and the twentyone years of Yazdegerd I.
In the end, all the numerous and partly autonomous provinces of the Sassanid empire fell, one after the other, into the hands of the Moslems, and the young king, Yazdegerd III.
They do not differ on any point of faith; the dispute is confined to a quarrel as to the correct chronological date for the computation of the era of Yazdegerd, the last king of the Sassanian dynasty, who was dethroned by the caliph Omar about A.D.
The Parsees compute time from the fall of Yazdegerd.
It was, however, only natural that its adherents should be won, first and chiefly, among the countrymen of the prophet, and its further success in gaining over all the Iranian tribes gave it a national stamp. So the Susan translation of Darius Behistun inscrrption TThese ideas are strongly exposed in a polemic against the Christians contained in an official edict of the Persian creed to the Armenians by Mihr Narseh, the vizier of Yazdegerd IT.
and continued to Yazdegerd III.
Yazdegerd I., 399420.
Yazdegerd II., 438457.
Yazdegerd III., 632651.
Thus peace and friendship could at last exist with Rome; and in 408 Yazdegerd I.
But the son of the latter, Yazdegerd I.
Under his son, Yazdegerd II.
In his home policy Kavadh is reminiscent of Yazdegerd I.
A whole list of kings and pretendersamong them the General Shahrbaraz and Boran, a daughter of Chosroesfollowed rapidly on one another; till finally the magnates united and, in 632, elevated a child to the throne, Yazdegerd III., grandson of Chosroes.
In the same year that saw the corOnation of Yazdegerd 111.the beginning of 633the first Arab squadrons made their entry into Persian territory.
632, with the accession of Yazdegerd III., the last king of their faith and the last lawful sovereign of Iran, on whom rested the god-given Royal Glory of Ormuzd.
With the final defeat of the Sassanids under Yazdegerd III.
The Samanids (qz.) were the first really important nonArabic Persian dynasty since the fall of Yazdegerd III.
Yazdegerd sought refuge in one province after the other, till, at last, in 651, he was assassinated in Merv (see CALIPHATE: A, I).
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