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Bozorgmehr, Sculpture on Bozorgmehr Square, Isfahan, Iran

Bozorgmehr-e Bokhtagan (

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  1. ^ Pourshariati (2008), p. 115
  2. ^ a b c Pourshariati (2008), p. 114
  3. ^ a b c d e Khaleghi Motlagh, Djalal (1990). "BOZORGMEHR-E BOḴTAGĀN". Encyclopaedia Iranica. Vol. 4. 
  4. ^ BORZŪYA, Encyclopedia Iranica


[3], a commentary on Ketāb al-zabarj) as well as the original versions of the "Treatise on Chess" (Wizārišn ī čatrang and Ayādgār ī Wuzurgmihr ī Bōxtagān Several Middle Persian treatises by Bozorgmehr such as the


An early reference to Bozorgmehr is found in the Aydāgār ī Wuzurgmihr, in which he is called an argbed—a high-ranking title in the Sassanid and Parthian periods. Among other sources, later mention of him is made in the Shahnameh and in Ṯaʿālebī’s Ḡorar and Masʿūdī’s Morūj.[3]

Grand Vizier Bozorgmehr challenges the Indian envoy to a game of chess.

[3] Bozorgmehr is first mentioned in 498, as one of the nine sons of the powerful nobleman



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