Kay Khusraw ibn Yazdagird

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Kay Khusraw ibn Yazdagird (Persian: کی خسرو بن یزدگرد) was the ruler of the Bavand dynasty from 1310 to 1328. He was the brother and successor of Shahriyar V.

Biography[edit]

Shahriyar V died in 1310, leaving his kingdom to a weakened condition, which quickly fell into war of succession between Kay Khusraw, and his brother Shams al-Muluk Muhammad. Kay Khusraw, with the support of the Ilkhanid Kutlushah, invaded Mazandaran and forced Shams al-Muluk to flee. However, he later returned to Mazandaran, but was killed by Kay Khusraw, who then crowned himself as the ispahbadh of the Bavand kingdom.

Kay Khusraw later came involved in a conflict with Kutlushah, and was forced to leave Amol with his family and take refugee in the domains of his brother-in-law the Paduspanid king Nasir al-Din Shahriyar, who later tried to help Kay Khusraw defeat Kutlushah, and seems to have some successes in his effort, but was defeated. Kay Khusraw remained in refugee until Talish Chubani became the governor of Khorasan in 1317, where Kay Khusraw restored Bavand authority in Mazandaran. Kay Khusraw died in 1328, and was succeeded by his son Sharaf al-Muluk.

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Preceded by
Shahriyar V
Bavand ruler
1310–1328
Succeeded by
Sharaf al-Muluk