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Irakli II

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Irakli II - Byzantine emperor Irakleyskoy dynasty, who ruled in 638-641 years. Genus. in 626 g. The son of Irakli I.
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Heraclius was proclaimed Caesar in 632, in August - in 638. The death of his father, he was considered a co-regent with his elder brother Constantine III, but had no real power (Dashkov: 'Heraklion'). After Constantine died in May of 641, Heraclius became emperor edinovlastnym. His mother, he drew Martin to the management, and many nobles, whom he regarded as friends and collaborators brother punished by beatings and exile. However, the power of Martin and her son went on is not long. The troops, led by Valentin, rebelled against them, captured Chalcedon and announced that they take under the protection of children who died of Constantine. Still, Irakli II retain the capital. In order to dispel every suspicion, he often led out to the people of his nephews, and the eldest of them, his namesake of Heraclius, embraced as their own child. Patriarch Pyrrhus to swear on Precious Cross, that neither through it, nor anyone else through the children of Constantine will not harm. To further sway public opinion to their side, Irakli wanted to swim in Chalcedon and persuasion to persuade the rebels to the world, but Valentine did not permit it to your bank of the Bosphorus. After that, all believed the patriarch of Constantinople and the emperor, and Valentine started swearing.

. Soon, however, it is time to gather the grapes, and the townspeople learned that the troops were standing by the side of Valentine, spoil their vineyards and not allow them to cross the Strait
. Then came the Byzantines to the patriarch with the requirement to build on the throne of the son of Constantine. On the threats of the crowd became known to the emperor. He immediately took his nephew, joined him in the temple, and together with the patriarch crowned him the crown under the name Constant. After that, Martin and Irakli II made peace with Valentine, who received the title Komichi eskuvitov (Nikephoros: 640). For a short time peace came, but the mutual intrigues continued. In the autumn of that year, the enemies of the emperor and his mother issued a letter in which Martin allegedly gave the order to poison the constant (Dashkov: 'Heraklion'). This intrigue Heraclius was finally ruined: the Senate stripped him of power. Irakli winter, cut off his nose, and Martin - Language. Both were exiled to the island of Rhodes (Theophanes: 633). Sebeos wrote that they were killed on the orders of Valentina (Sebeos: 42).


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