Golon Mihran

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Golon Mihran
Marzban of Persian Armenia
In office
572–574
Monarch Khosrau I
Preceded by Vardan III Mamikonian
Succeeded by Vardan III Mamikonian
Personal details
Born Unknown
Died Unknown
Religion Zoroastrianism

Golon Mihran, also known as Mihran Mihrevandak,[1] was an Sasanian spahbed,[2] and also the marzban of Persian Armenia from 572 to 574. Golon was mentioned by Sebeos as an Sasanian commander in Armenia.[3] He was also a member of the House of Mihran.

Biography[edit]

In 572, Vardan III Mamikonian revolted against the Marzban Suren and killed him. Khosrau I then sent Golon Mihran at the head of an army of twenty thousand men to recapture Armenia, but the latter was defeated in Taron by Vardan Mamikonian, who captured his war elephants as war booty.[4] After his defeat, he advanced towards Caucasian Iberia, where he was once again defeated.

He then invaded Southern Armenia at the head of another army of twenty thousand men along with some war elephants with "the order to exterminate the population of Armenia, to destroy, to kill, to raze the land without mercy." He captured the city of Angl in Bagrevand, what happened after is unknown.[5]

Legacy[edit]

Bahram Chobin, the famous Mihranid Spahbed and briefly shahanshah, claimed to be the great-grandson of Golon Mihran.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pourshariati (2008), p. 103
  2. ^ Pourshariati (2008), p. 103
  3. ^ Maenchen-Helfen, Otto. The World of the Huns: Studies in Their History and Culture. p. 391. 
  4. ^ (Grousset 1947, p. 242-245).
  5. ^ (Grousset 1947, p. 245)
  6. ^ Pourshariati (2008), p. 103

Sources[edit]

Preceded by
Vardan III Mamikonian
Marzban of Persian Armenia
572–574
Succeeded by
Vardan III Mamikonian