CONSTANTINE III( Byzantine Emperor)
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Constantine III - Byzantine emperor Irakleyskoy dynasty, who ruled in 612-641 years. Genus. May 3 612 g. + 25 May 641 g. The son of Irakli I.
Constantine's mother, Evdokia, died shortly after birth. At the ninth month boy has been declared a co-regent with his father (Dashkov: 'Constantine Third'). Married a second time after his niece Martin, Heraclius had from her son, Heraclius. On his deathbed in 641, he announced the two sons of his successors with equal power. At the same time the brothers were to read Martin's mother and the Empress. But after the death of Heraclius in 641 g. his instructions or in the room did not meet with sympathy. in fact the emperor Constantine was one who gave all the glory and the real power. Irakli II became co-emperor only in name, but Martin did not received the share in power. No love between the heirs was. Constantine began his reign with the fact that her stepmother took the money which the deceased imtserator bequeathed to her before death. Ill shortly chronic disease, he weakened and moved to Chalcedon. In total, he rules 103 days, and then died, bequeathing power to his son Constantine (Nikephoros: 640). Fleeting illness and early death imperaora aroused suspicion among many. Theophanes directly writes that Constantine was poisoned Martina (Theophanes-.632).