Adhur Narseh

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Adhur Narseh
"King of kings of Iran and Aniran"
Reign 309
Predecessor Hormizd II
Successor Shapur II
House House of Sasan
Born Unknown
Died 309
Religion Zoroastrianism

Adhur Narseh (Persian: آذرنرسه)‎ was the son of Hormizd II and the ninth king of the Sasanian Empire. Following his father's death, the nobles and Zoroastrian clergy saw an opportunity to gain influence within the Sasanian Empire. Thus, they murdered Adur Narseh, blinded one of his brothers and forced another brother to flee.[1] Another source states that he ruled several months before being killed because he was a tyrant.[2] He was succeeded by his unborn brother Shapur II.[3]


  1. ^ Parvaneh Pourshariati, Decline of the Sasanian Empire, (I.B.Tauris, 2008), 56.
  2. ^ ĀDUR NARSEH, A. Tafażżolī, Encyclopaedia Iranica, (July 22, 2011).[1]
  3. ^ ĀDUR NARSEH, A. Tafażżolī, Encyclopaedia Iranica.


Adhur Narseh
Preceded by
Hormizd II
Great King (Shah) of Persia
Succeeded by
Shapur II