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Byzantine Empire /
Heraclonas
Full name: Constantine Herakleios

(626-641?) Byzantine emperor for only 8 months in 641, the first 4 in co-rule with his half-brother, Constantine 3.
'Heraclonas' was his nick name, meaning "Little Heraclius".
Due to his young age, the shortness of his reign and the continuous unrest at the court, Heraclonas achieved nothing noteworthy.

Biography
626: Born as 4th son of Emperor Heraclius and Martina, but the first without physical deformity.
638 July 4: Appointed co-emperor.
641: February 11: Herclius dies, and Heraclonas becomes emperor together with his half-brother, Constantine 3.
April 20 or late May: Constantine 3 dies from tuberculosis, leaving Heraclonas sole ruler.
September: Heraclonas is forced to accept Constans 2 as co-ruler, following accusations of him having poisoned Constantine 3, but attempts to break this agreement leads to Herclonas being forced to resign from the throne, altogether. He was subjected to mutilation, having his nose cut off, and forced into exile to Rhodes.
Late year: Heraclonas presumably dies.




By Tore Kjeilen