|Marzban of Persian Armenia|
|Preceded by||Adhur Hormizd|
|Succeeded by||Sahak II Bagratuni|
In 465, Adhur Gushnasp was appointed by the Sasanian shah Peroz I as the marzban of Armenia, replacing Adhur Hormizd. In 475, the Mamikonian princess Shushanik, was murdered by her husband Prince Varsken, a recent convert to Zoroastrianism, because she refused to convert and wanted to stay Christian. Varsken was then executed by Vakhtang I, king of Iberia. Peroz I sent an army to punish Vakhtang for intervening. However, Vakhtang was joined by the Armenians, and a revolt broke out in Armenia, led by Vahan I Mamikonian. Adhur Gushnasp then abandoned Dvin to escape the Armenian rebels, and took refugee in Artashat, where he began raising an army in order to make a counter-attack. The Armenian insurgents then made Sahak II Bagratuni the new marzban of Armenia.
- Basmadjian, Krikor Jacob (1914). "Chronologie de l'histoire d'Arménie". Revue de l’Orient chrétien (in French). IX (XIX): 293–294.
- Grousset, René (1947). Histoire de l’Arménie des origines à 1071 (in French). Paris: Payot.
|Marzban of Persian Armenia
| Succeeded by|
Sahak II Bagratuni