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Bahram (Varhran) IV King of Sasanian Empire [60533]
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Rash Galutha [60532]
Yazdgird I King of Sasanian Empire [60530]
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Sashandukht Galutha [60531]

Bahram V King of Sasanian Empire [60529]
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Bahram V King of Sasanian Empire [60529]

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  • Died: 439
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Bahram V , known as the "wild ass," was supported by the Arabs against his cousin, Khusrau, the choice of the nobles. He continued persecution of the Christians and declared war on Rome (421) when the Christians crossed the border seeking Roman protection. Bahram was defeated (422) and agreed to permit Persian Christians to seek refuge in the Roman empire and to halt persecution. The eastern Christian church declared itself independent at the Council of Dadiso (424). Persian Armenia was reduced to a satrapy (428). Bahram campaigned against the Hephthalites (of Turkish stock?), driving them out of Persia across the Oxus. Bahram was succeeded by his son Yazdgird II.


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BAHRAM V. (420\emdash 439), son of Yazdegerd I., after whose sudden death (or assassination) he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees by the help of al-Mondhir, the Arabic dynast of Hira. He promised to rule otherwise than his father, who had been very energetic and at the same time tolerant in religion. So Bahrgm V. began a systematic persecution of the Christians, which led to a war with the Roman empire. But he had little success, and soon concluded a treaty by which both empires promised toleration to the worshippers of the two rival religions, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. Bahrgm deposed the vassal king of the Persian part of Armenia and made it a province. He is a great favourite in Persian tradition, which relates many stories of his valour and beauty, of his victories over the Romans, Turks, Indians and Negroes, and of his adventures in hunting and in. love; he is called Bahr~m Got, "the wild ass," on account of his strength and courage. In reality he seems to have been rather a weak monarch, after the heart of the grandees and the priests. He is said to have built many great fire-temples, with large gardens and villages

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Bahram V (Persian : ) was the fourteenth Sassanid King of Persia (421\endash 438). Also called Bahramgur, he was a son of Yazdegerd I (399\endash 421), after whose sudden death (or assassination) he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees by the help of Mundhir , the Arabic </wiki/Arab> dynast of al-Hirah . Bahram's mother was Shoshandukht, the daughter of the Jewish Exilarch .

Reign
Bahram V began his reign with a systematic persecution of the Christians , (one of these Christians being Saint James Intercisus ).


War With Rome

The persecution of James Intercisus led to a war with the Roman Empire in the year 420. The Romans sent their general Ardaburius with an extensive contingent into Armenia. Ardaburius defeated the Persian commander Narsehi and proceeded to plunder the province of Arzanene and lay siege to Nisibis . Ardaburius abandoned the siege in the face of an advancing army under Bahram, who then besieged Theodosiopolis . After an abortive round of negotiations, the Persians desicively defeated Ardaburius and Procopius. Peace was then concluded between the Persians and Romans.


Legacy
Bahram V has left behind a rich and colorful legacy which has survived to the present day. He is especially a favorite of the writers who have woven numerous legends and fantastical tales around him. His fame has survived the annihilation of Zorostrianism and the Anti-Iranian measures of the Umayyads and the Mongols and many of the stories have been incorporated in contemporary Islamic lore.
His legacy even survives outside Iran. He is the King who receives The Three Princes of Serendip in the tale that gave rise to the word Serendipity . He is believed to be the inspiration for the legend of Bahramgur prevalent in the Punjab.
He is a great favourite in Persian tradition, which relates many stories of his valour and beauty, of his victories over the Romans, Turks , Indians and Africans, and of his adventures in hunting and in love; he is called Bahram Gur, "Onager," on account of his love for hunting, and in particular, hunting onagers .
For example, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Edward Fitzgerald, quatrain 17:
"They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep:
And Bahram, that great Hunter - the Wild Ass
Stamps o'er his Head, and he lies fast asleep."
To which Fitzgerald adds the following footnote (1st edition, 1859): "Bahram Gur - Bahram of the Wild Ass from his fame in hunting it - a Sassanian sovereign, had also his seven palaces, each of a different colour; each with a Royal mistress within; each of whom recounts to Bahram a romance. The ruins of three of these towers are yet shown by the peasantry; as also the swamp in which Bahram sunk while pursuing his Gur.
Some have judged Bahram V to have been rather a weak monarch , after the heart of the grandees and the priests . He is said to have built many great fire-temples , with large gardens and villages (Tabari ).


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Bahram married.




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