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Yazdegerd II of Persia

Yazdegerd II, ("made by God," Izdegerdes), king of Persia was the son of Bahram V Gor and reigned from 438 to 457.

He persecuted the Christians and Jews, and had a short war with Rome in 441. He tried to extend his kingdom in the East and fought against the Kushans[?] and Kidarites (or Huns).

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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