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Darius II

475 BC - 404 BC

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Darius II (Old Persian: 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 Dārayavaʰuš; Greek: Δαρεῖος Dareios), also known by his given name Ochus (Greek: Ὦχος Ochos), was King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 423 BC to 405 or 404 BC.Artaxerxes I, who died in 424 BC, was followed by his son Xerxes II. After a month and half Xerxes II was murdered by his brother Sogdianus. His illegitimate brother, Ochus, satrap of Hyrcania, rebelled against Sogdianus, and after a short fight killed him, and suppressed by treachery the attempt of his own brother Arsites to imitate his example. Ochus adopted the name Darius (Greek sources often call him Darius Nothos, "Bastard"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darius II has received more than 610,216 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Darius II is the 594th most popular politician (down from 591st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Iran (down from 26th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Iranian Politician.

Darius II is most famous for being the last king of the Achaemenid Empire.

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Among politicians, Darius II ranks 594 out of 15,577Before him are Oscar II of Sweden, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Epaminondas, Shah Jahan, Khosrow I, and Valens. After him are Hans Frank, Ivan III of Russia, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour.

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Among people born in 475 BC, Darius II ranks 1After him is Laches. Among people deceased in 404 BC, Darius II ranks 2Before him is Alcibiades.

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Among people born in Iran, Darius II ranks 29 out of 528Before him are Tughril (990), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Al-Tabari (839), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), and Khosrow I (501). After him are Ferdowsi (940), Salman the Persian (568), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Reza Shah (1878), and Antiochus III the Great (-241).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Darius II ranks 13Before him are Malik-Shah I (1055), Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Khosrow I (501). After him are Reza Shah (1878), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), Farah Pahlavi (1938), and Cambyses I (-600).