Shapur-i Shahrvaraz

Shapur-i Shahrvaraz
𐭱𐭧𐭯𐭥𐭧𐭥𐭩𐭩 𐭧𐭱𐭨𐭥𐭥𐭥𐭰
Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire
Reign 630
Predecessor Borandukht
Successor Azarmidokht
Born Ērānshahr
House House of Sasan
Father Shahrbaraz
Mother Unnamed sister of Khosrau II
Religion Zoroastrianism

Shapur-i Shahrvaraz (Middle Persian: 𐭱𐭧𐭯𐭥𐭧𐭥𐭩𐭩 𐭧𐭱𐭨𐭥𐭥𐭥𐭰), also known as Shapur V, was a Sasanian usurper who reigned for a short time in 630 until he was deposed in favor of Azarmidokht.


Shapur-i Shahrvaraz was the son of Shahrbaraz, the famous Sasanian spahbed and briefly shahanshah. His mother was the sister of Khosrau II.[1] In 630, after Borandukht was deposed, Shapur became king of the Sasanian Empire but was shortly deposed by the Sasanian nobles who did not acknowledge his rule. He was succeeded by his cousin Azarmidokht. When she became queen of Persia, Farrukh Hormizd proposed to marry her, which Shapur was in favor of; however, Azarmidokht declined the proposal and became angry at Shapur for agreeing.[2] What happened to Shapur afterward is not known.


  1. Pourshariati (2008), p. 205
  2. Pourshariati (2008), p. 204


Shapur-i Shahrvaraz
Preceded by
Great King (Shah) of Ērānshahr
Succeeded by

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