Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (610–641) who captured Syria, Palestine, and Egypt from Persia (613–628) but lost them all to an army of Muslim Arabs (635–641).
A.d. 575?-641; Byzantine emperor (610-641)
An Ancient Greek male given name, notably borne by several Byzantine emperors and Georgian kings.
Origin of heraclius
From LatinHērāclīus, from Ancient Greek Ἡράκλειος (Hērakleios).
Heraclius Sentence Examples
641), was the son of Heraclius and Martina.
At the end of Heraclius' reign he obtained through his mother's influence the title of Augustus (638), and after his father's death was proclaimed joint emperor with his half-brother Constantine III.
After a severe struggle the Persians were defeated by the emperor Heraclius, who entered Jerusalem in triumph in 62 9 bringing with him the holy cross, which had been carried off by Chosroes.
The author designates the story of the later empire at Constantinople (after Heraclius) as " a uniform tale of weakness and misery," a judgment which is entirely false; and in accordance with this doctrine, he makes the empire, which is his proper subject, merely a string for connecting great movements which affected it, such as the Saracen conquests, the Crusades, the Mongol invasions, the Turkish conquests.