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Name:  Herakleios the Elder
Brief biography:  Exarch of North Africa, father of the Emperor Herakleios.
Nationality:  Byzantine or Armenian
Occupation:  Exarch
Date of death:  610
Place of death:  Carthage

Herakleios was the Exarch of North Africa appointed either by Maurice or Phocas. He had been a military commander of apparently Byzantine-Armenian origin. In 608 he sent his son, also called Herakleios, and nephew, Niketas, to overthrow the usurper-emperor Phocas. The revolt was successful in 610, shortly after which the elder Herakleios died.

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