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Khosrow III (Middle Persian: 𐭧𐭥𐭮𐭫𐭥𐭣𐭩‎; New Persian: خسرو) was a Sasanian rival claimant who briefly ruled a part of Khorasan for a few months in 630. His origin is obsecure; in some sources he has been described as a son of Kavad II, whilst other state that he was a son of Khosrow II.[1] The latter seems more likely according to the English historian C. E. Bosworth.[1] Khosrow III originally lived in the "land of the Turks", but after hearing of the friction in Iran, went to the country and succeeded in ruling some of Khorasan for three months, before being killed by its governor.[1]

Khosrow III
𐭧𐭥𐭮𐭫𐭥𐭣𐭩
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Rival Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire
Reign630
PredecessorShahrbaraz
SuccessorBoran
Died630
Khorasan
HouseHouse of Sasan
FatherKhosrow II
ReligionZoroastrianism

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Al-Tabari 1985–2007, v. 5: p. 403 (note 995).

SourcesEdit

  • Al-Tabari, Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir (1985–2007). Ehsan Yar-Shater (ed.). The History of Al-Ṭabarī. V. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-4355-2.



Khosrow III
Preceded by
Shahrbaraz
Rival Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire
630
Succeeded by
Boran