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Ardashir III (c. 621–27 April 630) was the twenty-fourth Sassanid King of Persia from 628 to 630. Son of Kavadh II (628), he was raised to the throne as a boy of seven years, but was killed 18 months later by his general, Shahrbaraz (who ruled briefly in 630).[1]

Ardashir III
Preceded by
Kavadh II
Great King (Shah) of Persia
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Date of death and length of reign taken from the chronicler Tabari, cited in R.W. Thomson (trans.) The Armenian History attributed to Sebeos (Liverpool: University Press, 1999), p. 223

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