Hormizd VI (Middle Persian: 𐭠𐭥𐭧𐭥𐭬𐭦𐭣) was a Sasanian prince who ruled from 630 to 632.

Hormizd VI
𐭠𐭥𐭧𐭥𐭬𐭦𐭣
King of kings of Iran and Aniran
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Drachma of Hormizd VI
Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire
Reign630–632
PredecessorShapur-i Shahrvaraz
SuccessorYazdegerd III
Died632
ReligionZoroastrianism

The overthrow and execution of his grandfather Khosrow II (r. 590–628) in 628 led to a civil war that saw many pretenders to the Sasanian throne. This period saw a series of monarchs with very short reigns, often of less than a year. Before Hormizd VI, Shapur-i Shahrvaraz had a short reign, before he was deposed by powerful magnate Farrukh Hormizd. He then raised the Sasanian princess Azarmidokht to the throne in Ctesiphon in 630. Shortly after, the troops of prominent Sasanian general and usurper Shahrbaraz proclaimed Horizd VI to be king in Nisibis.

He maintained himself about two years in Nisibis, until he was overthrown by the same troops who had previously supported him. Yazdegerd III, another grandson of Khosrow II, with the support of the nobles, succeeded in becoming the sole rule of the empire.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shahbazi 2004, pp. 467–469.

SourcesEdit

  • Shahbazi, A. Shapur (2004). "Hormozd V". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. XII, Fasc. 5. pp. 467–469.
Hormizd VI
Preceded by King of Kings of Iran and non-Iran
630–632
Succeeded by