Niketas the Persian

Niketas
Niketas was a 7th-century Byzantine officer.wikipedia
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Shahrbaraz

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He was the son and heir of the Sassanid Persian general and briefly shahanshah, Shahrbaraz. Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628. After the war ended, Shahrbaraz remained in control of Egypt and the Levant lands, until in early 629 he handed them back to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius in exchange for Byzantine support in his own bid for the Persian throne.
Shahrbaraz also had another son named Niketas the Persian, who may be from the same woman or from another.

Battle of Yarmouk

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Following his father's murder, Niketas remained in Byzantine service, and re-appears in 636 as one of the many Byzantine commanders during the Battle of Yarmouk against the Muslim Arabs, although which army he led is unknown.

Byzantine Empire

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Niketas was a 7th-century Byzantine officer.

Shah

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He was the son and heir of the Sassanid Persian general and briefly shahanshah, Shahrbaraz.

Persians

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Military of the Sasanian Empire

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Diocese of the East

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Anatolia

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Egypt

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Byzantine–Sasanian War of 602–628

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Niketas was the son of Shahrbaraz, a famous Persian general who had led Sassanid armies in Syria, Anatolia, and Egypt during the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628.

Levant

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After the war ended, Shahrbaraz remained in control of Egypt and the Levant lands, until in early 629 he handed them back to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius in exchange for Byzantine support in his own bid for the Persian throne.

Heraclius

Emperor HeracliusHeraclius IHeraclius the Younger
After the war ended, Shahrbaraz remained in control of Egypt and the Levant lands, until in early 629 he handed them back to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius in exchange for Byzantine support in his own bid for the Persian throne.

Patrician (ancient Rome)

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To conclude the pact, Niketas, who was recognized as Shahrbaraz' heir by Heraclius, was given the Byzantine rank of patrikios, while his sister Nike was married to Theodosios, one of Heraclius' sons.

Holy Sponge

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As a token of their alliance, in summer/early autumn 629, Niketas returned the Christian relics of the Holy Sponge and the Holy Lance to Heraclius from Jerusalem, then still under control of Shahrbaraz's Persian troops.

Holy Lance

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As a token of their alliance, in summer/early autumn 629, Niketas returned the Christian relics of the Holy Sponge and the Holy Lance to Heraclius from Jerusalem, then still under control of Shahrbaraz's Persian troops.

Jerusalem

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As a token of their alliance, in summer/early autumn 629, Niketas returned the Christian relics of the Holy Sponge and the Holy Lance to Heraclius from Jerusalem, then still under control of Shahrbaraz's Persian troops.

Rashidun Caliphate

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Following his father's murder, Niketas remained in Byzantine service, and re-appears in 636 as one of the many Byzantine commanders during the Battle of Yarmouk against the Muslim Arabs, although which army he led is unknown.

Homs

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He survived the Byzantine defeat at Yarmouk and fled to Emesa, from where he contacted the Caliph Umar.

Umar

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He survived the Byzantine defeat at Yarmouk and fled to Emesa, from where he contacted the Caliph Umar.

Sasanian Empire

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He was the son and heir of the Sassanid Persian general and briefly shahanshah, Shahrbaraz.

Sasanian conquest of Jerusalem

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Shahrbaraz and his son Niketas, who converted to Christianity, would control Jerusalem until at least the late summer/early autumn of 629.

Benjamin of Tiberias

Shahrbaraz and his son Niketas, who converted to Christianity, would control Jerusalem until at least the late summer/early autumn of 629.