Ariobarzanes of Phrygia

500 BC - 460 BC

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Ariobarzanes (Old Persian: *Aryābr̥zaⁿs; Ancient Greek: Ἀριοβαρζάνης Ariobarzánēs; death: crucified in c. 362 BCE), sometimes known as Ariobarzanes I of Cius, was a Persian Satrap of Phrygia and military commander, leader of an independence revolt, and the first known of the line of rulers of the Greek town of Cius from which were eventually to stem the kings of Pontus in the 3rd century BCE. Ariobarzanes was apparently a cadet member of the Achaemenid dynasty, possibly son of Pharnabazus II, and part of the Pharnacid dynasty which had settled to hold Dascylium of Hellespont in the 470s BCE. Cius is located near Dascylium, and Cius seemingly was a share of family holdings for the branch of Ariobarzanes. Ariobarzanes' one predecessor was a (kinsman) named Mithradates (possibly Mithradates, Satrap of Cappadocia). The archaeologist Walther Judeich claims that Ariobarzanes was that Mithradates' son, but Brian C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ariobarzanes of Phrygia has received more than 29,549 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Ariobarzanes of Phrygia is the 13,045th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ariobarzanes of Phrygia ranks 13,045 out of 15,577Before him are James of Saint George, Sophia of Holstein-Gottorp, Alfredo Cristiani, Ariarathes I of Cappadocia, Hovik Abrahamyan, and William Livingston. After him are Paweł Adamowicz, Ignacy Potocki, Atticus of Constantinople, Sarduri IV, Princess Marie of Hanover, and Castinus.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Ariobarzanes of Phrygia ranks 81Before him are Anaxilas, Argaeus II of Macedon, Aeropus II of Macedon, Alcetas II of Macedon, Pharnaces II of Phrygia, and Orontes I. After him are Tiribazus, Arcesilaus IV of Cyrene, and Panyassis. Among people deceased in 460 BC, Ariobarzanes of Phrygia ranks 18Before him are Callimachus, Gylippus, Achaemenes, Thrasybulus of Syracuse, Sophron, and Pharnaces II of Phrygia.

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