|Ispahbadh of Tabaristan|
Coin of Gil Gavbara
According to Ibn Isfandiyar, the Dabuyids were descended from Djamasp, a brother of the Sassanid shah Kavadh I. Gil Gavbara was the son of Piruz, who is described as brave as the Iranian mythological hero Rostam. Piruz later became the ruler of Gilan, and married a woman who bore him a son named Gil Gavbara.
Piruz died around 642 and was succeeded by Gil Gavbara as the ruler of Gilan. Gil Gavbara was later given all of Tabaristan, which led to the formal conferment of the titles of Gil-Gilan ("ruler of Gilan") and Padashwargarshah ("Shah of Patashwargar", the old name of Tabaristan's mountains) to Gil Gavbara's son Dabuya by the last Sasanian shah, Yazdegerd III.
- Madelung 1993, pp. 541–544.
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- Madelung, Wilferd (1993). "DABUYIDS". In Yarshater, Ehsan. Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. VI, Fasc. 5. London et al.: Routledge & Kegan Paul. pp. 541–544. ISBN 1-56859-007-5.
- Pourshariati, Parvaneh (2008). Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran. London and New York: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-645-3.
- Ibn, Isfandiyar (1905). An Abridged Translation of the History of Tabaristan. University of Michigan: BRILL. pp. 1–356. ISBN 9789004093676.
Gil GavbaraBorn: Unknown Died: 660
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