Heraklonas de Byzantie

Heraklonas de Byzantie

Male 626 - Aft 641  (16 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Heraklonas de Byzantie 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 626 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 641 
    Person ID I490623  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2009 

    Father Heraclius,   b. Abt 575,   d. 11 Feb 641  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Martina,   b. Abt 600,   d. 641, Rhodos Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 613 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F197175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Byzantine emperor (February-September 641 )
      He was baptized and officially reigned as Constantine Herakleios, but the diminutive nickname Heraklonas ("little Herakleios") became established in Byzantine texts and has become standard in historiography.
      Heraklonas was probably born at Lazica while his father was on campaign against Khusrau II of the Sassanid Empire. He was probably the fourth son of Martina and Herakleios, but the first one born free of physical deformity and eligible for the throne.
      Towards the end of Herakleios' reign he obtained through his mother's influence the title of Augustus on July 4, 638, and after his father's death was proclaimed joint emperor with his older half-brother Constantine III (Herakleios Constanine).
      The premature death of Constantine III, in May 641, left Heraklonas sole ruler. But a suspicion that he and Martina had murdered Constantine led soon after to a revolt under the general Valentinus, who forced Heraklonas to accept his young nephew Constans II as co-ruler. Martina intended to balance this setback with the coronation of her younger son the Caesar David (Tiberios) as emperor.
      But this merely irritated the supporters of Constans II, and Valentinus spread rumors that Martina and Heraklonas intended to eliminate Constans and his supporters. The revolt which ensued toppled the Heraklonas and his mother, who were subjected tomutilation and banishment. This was the first time a reigning emperor had been subjected to mutilation, which was a practise probably borrowed from the Persians; in this case, Martina's tongue was cut out, as was Heraklonas' nose was cut off. Nothing further is known about Heraklonas after his removal and exile to Rhodes . He is presumed to have died later that year. Constans II , the son of Constantine III , became sole emperor.


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