POLITICIAN

Arsaces I of Parthia

280 BC - 217 BC

Photo of Arsaces I of Parthia

Icon of person Arsaces I of Parthia

Arsaces I (; from Greek: Ἀρσάκης; in Parthian: 𐭀𐭓𐭔𐭊 Aršak, Persian: اشک‎ Ašk) was the first king of Parthia, as well as the founder and eponym of the Arsacid dynasty of Parthia, ruling from 247 BC to 217 BC. The leader of the Parni, one of the three tribes of the Dahae confederacy, Arsaces founded his dynasty in the mid-3rd century BC when he conquered the satrapy of Parthia (now shared between Turkmenistan and Iran) from Andragoras, who had rebelled against the Seleucid Empire. He spent the rest of his reign consolidating his rule in the region, and successfully stopped the Seleucid efforts to reconquer Parthia. Due to Arsaces' achievements, he became a popular figure amongst the Arsacid monarchs, who used his name as a royal honorific. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arsaces I of Parthia has received more than 178,575 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Arsaces I of Parthia is the 3,524th most popular politician (up from 4,157th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Iran (up from 123rd in 2019) and the 70th most popular Iranian Politician.

Arsaces I of Parthia was most famous for his military conquests and for being the first Parthian king to mint coins.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Arsaces I of Parthias by language


Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Arsaces I of Parthia ranks 3,524 out of 15,710Before him are Urukagina, Hayme Hatun, Henry II, Duke of Austria, Harvey Milk, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, and Sun Xiu. After him are Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, Sigeric, Liu Bian, Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, Emperor Ku, and Ferdinand II of León.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 280 BC, Arsaces I of Parthia ranks 5Before him are Han Fei, Li Si, Livius Andronicus, and Philo of Byzantium. After him are Conon of Samos, Pyrrhus II of Epirus, and Ariamnes of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 217 BC, Arsaces I of Parthia ranks 2Before him is Gaius Flaminius.

Others Born in 280 BC

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 217 BC

Go to all Rankings

In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Arsaces I of Parthia ranks 120 out of 463Before him are Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), Barkiyaruq (1081), Gaykhatu (1300), Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815), and Anastasius of Persia (550). After him are Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Abbas III (1732), Phraates IV (-90), Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252), and Magtymguly Pyragy (1733).

Others born in Iran

Go to all Rankings

Among POLITICIANS In Iran

Among politicians born in Iran, Arsaces I of Parthia ranks 70Before him are Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Vologases I of Parthia (1), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), Barkiyaruq (1081), and Gaykhatu (1300). After him are Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Abbas III (1732), Phraates IV (-90), Suleiman of Persia (1647), and Phraates V (-100).