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Farrukhan the Great

Farrukhan the Great (in Persian: فرخان بزرگ, Farrukhan-e Bozorg; fl. 712–728) was the independent ruler (ispahbadh) of Tabaristan in the early 8th century, until his death in 728. He is the first actually attested (through his coinage) member of the Dabuyid dynasty, which is traditionally held to have ruled Tabaristan since the time of the Arab conquest of Iran. He maintained his independence of the Iranian region of Tabaristan against the attacks of the Umayyad Arabs, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Dadhburzmihr.

Farrukhan the Great
Ispahbadh of Tabaristan, Padashwargarshah (Shah of Patashwargar), Gīlgīlan
Coin of Farrukhan the Great (1).jpg
Silver dirham issued by Farrukhan the Great.
Ispahbadh of the Dabuyid dynasty
Reign712-728
PredecessorDabuya
SuccessorDadhburzmihr
Died728
Sari
HouseDabuyid dynasty
FatherDabuya
ReligionZoroastrianism

FamilyEdit

Farrukhan had 3 sons, who were named Saruyih, Farrukhan the Little and Dadhburzmihr.[1]

ContributionsEdit

During his early rule, he reconstructed the city of Zadracarta and made it his capital, and because his son's name was "Saruyih", he called it by this name, which later became known as Sari.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pourshariati (2008), pp. 471

SourcesEdit

  • Madelung, W. (1975). "The Minor Dynasties of Northern Iran". In Frye, Richard N. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4: From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 198–249. ISBN 0-521-20093-8.
  • Madelung, Wilferd (1993). "DABUYIDS". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. VI, Fasc. 5. London et al.: Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. 541–544. ISBN 1-56859-007-5.
  • Pourshariati, Parvaneh (2008). Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-645-3.
Farrukhan the Great
Iranian royalty
Preceded by
Dabuya
as Ispahbadh of Tabaristan
Ispahbadh of Tabaristan
712-728
Succeeded by
Dadhburzmihr
as Ispahbadh of Tabaristan