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Bahram I, was king of Persia (AD 274-277).
From a Pahlavi inscription we learn that he was the son (not, as the Greek authors and Tabari say, the grandson) of Shapur I., and succeeded his brother Hormizd I, who had only reigned a year.
The name Bahram comes from Varahrän, the younger form of the old Verethragna, the name of a Persian god, "the killer of the dragon Verethra".
This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.