Pirooz of Persia, II

Pirooz of Persia, II

Male - Yes, date unknown    Has more than 100 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Pirooz of Persia 
    Suffix II 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I668993  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2009 

    Father Yazdagird von Persien, III,   b. Abt 590,   d. 651, Marw Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Manyanh de Byzantie,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F101617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Narsieh
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F294355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Prince Pirooz was very young at the time of the reign of his father Emperor Yazdgerd III and never exercised the imperial power of the Sassanids . After the Arab conquest of Persia , Pirooz and much of the imperial family escaped through the Pamir Mountains in what is now Tajikistan and arrived at Tang China , which was more supportive of the Sassanids.
      According to the Old Book of Tang, Pirooz asked for military help from Tang China against the Arabs in 661. The Tang court created the Area Command of Persia at what is now Zaranj , Afghanistan , with Pirooz as Commander-in-chief. Between 670 and 674, Pirooz arrived personally at the Tang court and was given the title of Yòuw J "Martial General of the Right [Flank] Guards").
      In 678, the Deputy State Secretary for Personnel of the Tang Court, Pei Xingjian ( was ordered to escort Pirooz back to Persia. Pei Xingjian got as far as Suiye (near modern Tokmok , Kyrgyzstan ) before returning, while Pirooz was forced to spend over 20 years in Tuhuoluo likely Bactra or Tokharistan ) with several thousand followers. In 708 Pirooz arrived at the Tang court again and was given the title of Zuoweiwei Jiangjun Awe-inspiring General of the Left [Flank] Guards). Piroozh fled to china.

      According to the New Book of Tang, Pirooz died after receiving the title Youwuwei Jiangjun. It was then that Pirooz's son, Narsieh , a hostage at the Tang court, was escorted by Pei Xingjian westwards to Persia in 679 (not 678). As with the Old Book of Tang, Pei got as far as Suiye, and Narsieh (not Pirooz) then spent 20 years in Tuhuoluo. Finally, it was again Narsieh and not Pirooz that received the title of Zuoweiwei Jiangjun


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