Khusrau IV: king of Persia, ruling from 631 to 637, member of the Sasanian dynasty.
- Name: Khusrau IV
- Beginning of reign: 631
- The Sasanian king Khusrau II fought a long war against the Byzantines, but was defeated by the Byzantine emperor Heraclius.
- In 628, Khusrau was replaced by his son Kavad II, who killed all his brothers but left his sisters alive.
- Kavad II died after a short reign and left a young son Ardašir IV as successor.
- In 630, he was replaced by Khusrau's general Shahrbaraz, who was killed almost immediately and succeeded by queen Buran.
- In a series of palace intrigues, Buran was almost immediately replaced by her sister Azarmedukht but placed on the throne again
- In these confused years, there were several usurpers. One of these is Khusrau IV, who managed to remain in control of some part of the Sasanian Empire for perhaps six years
- 632: Buran is killed and succeeded by Yazdgard III, the last king of Sasanian Persia, who also puts an end to the reign of Khusrau IV, perhaps in 637.
General Literature on Sasanian Persia
- Touraj Daryaee, Sasanian Persia. The Rise and Fall of an Empire (2009)
- Josef Wiesehöfer, Das antike Persien. Von 550 v. Chr. bis 650 n. Chr. (1994)