Yazdegerd II

500 - 457

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Yazdegerd II (also spelled Yazdgerd and Yazdgird; Middle Persian: 𐭩𐭦𐭣𐭪𐭥𐭲𐭩), was the Sasanian King of Kings (shahanshah) of Iran from 438 to 457. He was the successor and son of Bahram V (r. 420–438). His reign was marked by wars against the Eastern Roman Empire in the west and the Kidarites in the east, as well as by his efforts and attempts to strengthen royal centralisation in the bureaucracy by imposing Zoroastrianism on the non-Zoroastrians within the country, namely the Christians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yazdegerd II has received more than 133,334 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Yazdegerd II is the 2,862nd most popular politician (up from 2,938th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Iran (down from 108th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Iranian Politician.

Yazdegerd II was most famous for being the last Sassanian emperor. He was the son of Yazdegerd I, and was killed by the Arabs in 651.

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Over the past year Yazdegerd II has had the most page views in the with 21,238 views, followed by Persian (20,671), and Arabic (3,703). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (48.02%), Greek (43.89%), and Catalan (42.74%)


Among politicians, Yazdegerd II ranks 2,862 out of 19,576Before him are Alfonso III of Aragon, Vukašin of Serbia, Zhang Xueliang, Askar Akayev, James II of Scotland, and Filippo Maria Visconti. After him are Odaenathus, Lewis Strauss, Tokugawa Hidetada, Andrzej Duda, Robert II of Scotland, and Constantin Fehrenbach.

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Among people born in 500, Yazdegerd II ranks 10Before him are Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Pope Vigilius, Peroz I, Basiliscus, Nonnus, and Sigismund of Burgundy. After him are Ildico, Gundobad, Balash, Priscian, Antipope Laurentius, and Muqan Qaghan. Among people deceased in 457, Yazdegerd II ranks 4Before him are Merovech, Marcian, and Avitus. After him are Pelagia, Aioulf, Proterius of Alexandria, and Ibas of Edessa.

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Among people born in Iran, Yazdegerd II ranks 112 out of 631Before him are Safi of Persia (1611), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Qazi Muhammad (1893), and Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155). After him are Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Bardiya (-580), and Karim Khan Zand (1705).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Yazdegerd II ranks 66Before him are Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Orodes II (-70), Safi of Persia (1611), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), and Qazi Muhammad (1893). After him are Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Bardiya (-580), Karim Khan Zand (1705), Arses of Persia (-360), Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853), and Abbas III (1732).