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Narseh, the Sakan King
Narseh, nicknamed the Sakan King: king of Persia, ruling from 293 to 303, member of the Sasanian dynasty.
- Name: Narseh
- Acted as ruler in a href="/articles/place/armenia/">Armenia
- Beginning of reign: 293
- Successor of: After the death of Bahram II in 293 and the accession of Bahram III, Narseh revolted and seized power. He was a son of king Shapur I.
- 295/296/297: Succesful war with Rome (chronology unclear); the Roman emperor Galerius is defeated.
- 298: Galerius, reinforced, defeats Narseh near Satala. The Sasanians are forced to give up land east of the Tigris, blocking one of their access roads to Armenia, where Tiridates III comes to power.
- End of reign: 303
- Succeeded by: his son Hormizd II
(Numbers according to the Vanden Berghe list.)
- Investiture Naqš-e Rustam
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)