Kavad II: king of Persia, ruling from 628 to 630, member of the Sasanian dynasty.
- Name: Sheroe
- Reign: In 628 CE
- Successor of: Khusrau II the Victorious
- Early in 628, crown prince Sheroe put his father put in jail, where he would die not much later. Sheroe succeeded to the throne and accepted the name of Kavad II. He immediately sent envoys to the Byzantine emperor Heraclius, whom he called “my brother”. The new Persian king expressed his wish to live in peace and harmony with the Byzantines and promised to release all POWs.
- Kavad killed his brothers, leaving only his sisters alive.
- The emperor appreciated the diplomatic overture and demanded that the True Cross were returned.
- 630 The negotiations broke off because the young Persian king died
- His successor, general Shahrbaraz, who briefly ruled in 630, finally accepted a treaty.
- Succeeded by: Ardašir IV and Shahrbaraz
General Literature on Sasanian Persia
- Touraj Daryaee, Sasanian Persia. The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2009)
- Josef Wiesehöfer, Das antike Persien. Von 550 v. Chr. bis 650 n. Chr. (1994)