Bahram Chobin

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Bahrām Chōbīn (Persian: بهرام چوبین) or Wahrām Chōbēn (Middle Persian: 𐭥𐭫𐭧𐭫𐭠𐭭), also known by his epithet Mehrbandak ("servant of Mithra"), was a nobleman, general, and political leader of the late Sasanian Empire and briefly its ruler as Bahram VI (r. 590-591). Son of general Bahram Gushnasp and hailing from the noble House of Mihran, Bahram began his career as the governor of Ray, and was promoted to the army chief (spahbed) of the northwestern portions of the empire after capturing the Byzantine stronghold of Dara, fighting in the war of 572–591. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bahram Chobin has received more than 125,726 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Bahram Chobin is the 369th most popular military personnel (down from 342nd in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Iran and the 3rd most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

Bahram Chobin was a Sasanian general who led the Sasanian army to victory against the Romans in the Battle of Edessa in 260.

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Among military personnels, Bahram Chobin ranks 369 out of 1,466Before him are Kim Philby, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, François Achille Bazaine, Okita Sōji, and Jean-Andoche Junot. After him are Ivan Paskevich, Horatius Cocles, Thrasybulus, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Jean-Baptiste Bessières, and Omar Pasha.

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Among people born in 600, Bahram Chobin ranks 18Before him are Pope Severinus, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Pope Theodore I, Maria al-Qibtiyya, Muadh ibn Jabal, and Rayhana bint Zayd. After him are Abu Musa al-Ash'ari, Shahrbaraz, Cosmas Indicopleustes, Ubayy ibn Ka'b, Bayan I, and Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman. Among people deceased in 592, Bahram Chobin ranks 2Before him is Guntram. After him is Emperor Sushun.

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Among people born in Iran, Bahram Chobin ranks 110 out of 463Before him are Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), Karim Khan Zand (1705), Yazdegerd II (500), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Yazdegerd I (400), and Tahmasp II (1704). After him are Mulla Sadra (1571), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Vologases I of Parthia (1), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), and Barkiyaruq (1081).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Bahram Chobin ranks 3Before him are Qasem Soleimani (1957) and Datis (-600). After him are Harpagus (-700), Jalil Zandi (1951), Esmail Ghaani (1957), Hossein Salami (1960), Mohammad Ali Jafari (1957), and Nasser Shabani (1957).