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About Peroz III @ Pinyin son of Yazdegerd III and pretender to the Sasanian throne, Shah of Persia

Peroz III (Middle Persian: ୯୩୫୥୰, Persian: پیروز "the Victor"; Chinese: 卑路斯; pinyin: Pílùsī) was son of Yazdegerd III, the last Sasanian king of Persia. After the death of his father, who legend says was killed by a miller for his clothes and jewelry (when the governor of Merv might have been the real culprit),[1] he retreated to territory under the control of Tang Dynasty China. He served as a Tang general and the head of the Governorate of Iran, an exiled extension of the Sassanid court. Most of what is known of Peroz is written in the Old Book of Tang and the New Book of Tang.

According to the Old Book of Tang, Peroz asked for military help from Tang China against the Arabs in 661. The Tang court created the Area Command of Persia (波斯都督府) at what is now Zaranj, Afghanistan, with Peroz as commander-in-chief. Between 670 and 674, Peroz arrived personally at the Tang court and was given the title of Yòuwǔwèi Jīangjūn (右武衛將軍, "Martial General of the Right [Flank] Guards"). The imperial court allowed Sassanian refugees fleeing from the Arab conquest to settle in China. The Emperor of China at this time was Emperor Gaozong of Tang.

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http://www.tangdynastytimes.com/2011/06/the-persian-prince-pirooz.html

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