The Heraclian dynasty, (Armenian: դինաստիա; Greek: Ηράκλεια δυναστεία) ruled Byzantine Empire between 610–711 years. The Heraclians presided over a period of cataclysmic events that were a watershed in the history of the Empire and the world.
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• 685–695; 705–711
|Justinian II (last)|
- Runciman, Steven (1987). A History of the Crusades. Cambridge University Press. pp. 10. ISBN 978-0-521-34770-9.
In 610 Phocas was displaced by a young nobleman of Armenian descent, Heraclius, son of the governor of Africa.
- Treadgold, Warren T. (1997). A History of the Byzantine State and Society. Stanford University Press. pp. 287. ISBN 9780804726306.
Heraclius [...] his family were Armenians from Cappadocia (...)
- Geanakoplos, Deno J. (1984). Byzantium: Church, Society, and Civilization Seen Through Contemporary Eyes. University of Chicago Press. p. 344. ISBN 9780226284606.
Some of the greatest Byzantine emperors — Nicephorus Phocas, John Tzimisces and probably Heraclius — were of Armenian descent.
- Kaegi, Walter Emil (2003). Heraclius, Emperor of Byzantium. Cambridge University Press. pp. 21. ISBN 978-0-521-81459-1.
Heraclius the Younger was born son of Heraclius the Elder and Epiphania ca. 575, and was probably of Armenian descent (...)
- Roberts, John Morris (1997). A Short History of the World. Oxford University Press. pp. 161. ISBN 978-0-19-511504-8.
Heraclius, Armenian by descent, had come to the throne a few years earlier and now revealed his quality.
- Heraclius was spoke Armenian and Greek.