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Xerxes Sasanian prince and general

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Son of Kavadh I, Shah of Persia; Nevandukht the Hephthalite of Khushewaz and unnamed sister of Bav wife of Kavadh I
Brother of Kawus / Caoses Sasanian prince and governor of Tabaristan; Khosrau I "the Just", Shah of Persia; Zames; Nn; Gam and 4 others
Half brother of Chosroes I Anushiruan

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Xerxes was a 6th-century Sasanian prince who distinguished himself in his war against the Byzantine Empire.

He was the nephew of the Sasanian king Kavadh I, and is first mentioned as a Sasanian general during the Iberian War between the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires. In 528, Xerxes under an army numbering 30,000 men, fought the Byzantine at the Battle of Thannuris, where the Byzantines suffered a heavy defeat. Ca. 800 Byzantines along with their general Coutzes were captured by the Sasanians.

However, the victory was costly, and the army of Xerxes had lost ca. 502 of his Immortal units. These losses enraged Kavadh I, who had Coutzes imprisoned and disgraced Xerxes.

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