|Khosrow IV of Persia|
|Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire|
|House||House of Sasan|
Khosrow IV was a Sasanian usurper who ruled briefly in 631. Little is known about his rule, he appears to have ruled during a time of upheaval and chaos across the Sasanian Empire the 7th century has the century where Iran has plunged into its "dark ages". He was the son of Mah-Adhur Gushnasp, who was the minister of the Sasanian Empire during the reign of Ardashir III, and Kahar-dukht, the son of Yazdandar, who was the son of Khosrau I. His rule seems to coincide with other pretenders such as Hormizd VI so it is likely that he ruled a district or province rather than the Empire in its entirety. He was killed after a few days of reign.
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- Nabil Rastani (1 February 2012) "Sassanian Society" (article).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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