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Ardashir II of Persia

Ardashir II was king of Persia from 379-383.

Under the reign of his brother Shapur II he had been governor-king of Adiabene, where he persecuted the Christians. After Shapur's death, he was raised to throne by the magnates, although more than seventy years old.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.