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  • Bahrām II

    A. Sh. Shahbazi

    the fifth Sasanian king (r. 274-291), succeeding his father Bahrām I. In his reign,  Sasanian art achieved a high degree of excellence especially in the representations of the king and his courtiers.

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  • Bahrām III

    O. Klíma

    the sixth Sasanian king, son of Bahrām II ruled for four months.

  • Bahrām IV

    O. Klíma

    succeeded Šāpūr III; Prior to his accession, Bahrām was governor of Kermān and bore the title Kermān Šāh.

  • Bahrām V Gōr

    O. Klíma

    son and successor of Yazdegerd I, reigned for 18 years; indulged in pleasure-loving activities, particularly hunting and his memorable shooting of a wonderful onager, gōr, is said to have given origin to his nickname Gōr.

  • Bahrām V Gōr in Persian Legend and Literature

    W. L. Hanaway, Jr.

    The relatively colorless and straightforward accounts by the early historians which emphasize Bahrām’s military prowess and his efforts to rule well, turn into legendary and adventurous figure in Persian literature.

  • Bahrām VI Čōbīn

    A. Sh. Shahbazi

    chief commander under the Sasanian Hormozd IV and king of Iran, was a son of Bahrāmgošnasp, of the family of Mehrān, one of the seven great houses of the Sasanian period.

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  • BAHRĀM (Vərəθraγna)

    G. Gnoli, P. Jamzadeh

    the Old Iranian god of victory, Avestan Vərəθraγna (“smiting of resistance”);  Middle Persian Warahrān, frequently used as a male proper name.

  • BAHRĀM B. MARDĀNŠĀH

    Dj. Khaleghi-Motlagh

    a Zoroastrian priest (mōbed) of the town of Šāpūr in Fārs, mentioned in several Arabic and Persian sources as a translator of the Xwadāy-nāmag from Pahlavi into Arabic.

  • BAHRĀM MĪRZĀ

    P. Soucek

    (1517-49), youngest son of Shah Esmāʿīl, full brother of Shah Ṭahmāsb, who relied on his loyalty and military valor for assistance against both his internal and external enemies.

  • BAHRĀM MĪRZĀ, MOʿEZZ-AL-DAWLA

    ʿA. Navāʾī

    (d. 1882), second son of the crown prince ʿAbbās Mīrzā, minor figure in military affairs and administration.