Sasanid Empire

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Ardashir

224 - 239

overthrew Arsacid Artabanus V

226

invaded Roman Mesopotamia

230 - 240

Shapur I

239 - 270

destruction of Hatra with father Ardashir

240

Gordian III attacks, Shapur defeats him

243

takes Valerian captive as POW

260

Hormizd I

272 - 273

Bahram overthrows brother Hormizd I

273

Bahram I

273 - 276

Bahram II

276 - 293

executed Mani (persecution of Manichaeism)

276