Bahram III

Bahram III (also spelled Wahram III or Warahran III; Middle Persian: 𐭥𐭫𐭧𐭫𐭠𐭭, New Persian: بهرام سوم), was the sixth king (shah) of the Sasanian Empire. He was son and successor of Bahram II.[1] He was appointed viceroy to the province of Sakastan after Bahram II's re-conquest of it sometime in the 280s.

Bahram III
𐭥𐭫𐭧𐭫𐭠𐭭
King of Kings of Iran and non-Iran[lower-alpha 1]
Drachma of Bahram III as a prince with his father Bahram II, minted at Balkh
Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire
Reign293
PredecessorBahram II
SuccessorNarseh
HouseHouse of Sasan
FatherBahram II
MotherShapurdukhtak
ReligionZoroastrianism

Bahram III ascended to the throne vacated by his father following his death in 293. Bahram III was considered too weak to rule the kingdom by much of the nobility and many nobles challenged his succession, instead pledging allegiance to his grand-uncle Narseh. After reigning for a period of only four months, Bahram III was either captured or more likely killed during a campaign by Narseh who then ascended to the throne in Bahram's place.


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