Darius III

380 BC - 330 BC

Darius III

Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC), originally named Artashata and called Codomannus by the Greeks, was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia, from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata adopted Darius as a dynastic name.His empire was unstable, with large portions governed by jealous and unreliable satraps and inhabited by disaffected and rebellious subjects. In 334 BC, Alexander the Great began his invasion of the Persian Empire and subsequently defeated the Persians in a number of battles before looting and destroying their capital, Persepolis, by fire in 330 BC. With the Persian Empire now effectively under Alexander's control, Alexander then decided to pursue Darius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darius III has received more than 983,994 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 151st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Darius III ranks 149 out of 14,801Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Harry S. Truman, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Louis XVIII of France, Murad II, and Joseph Goebbels. After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Louis IX of France, Francis I of France, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Sun Yat-sen, and Caracalla.

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Among people born in 380 BC, Darius III ranks 1After him are Pytheas, Memnon of Rhodes, Anaxarchus, Oxyartes, Demades, Mentor of Rhodes, and Anaximenes of Lampsacus. Among people deceased in 330 BC, Darius III ranks 1After him are Praxiteles, Ephorus, Philotas, Peucestas, Archestratus, and Ariobarzanes of Persis.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Darius III ranks 7 out of 374Before him are Omar Khayyam (1048), Euripides (-480), Xerxes I (-519), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Al-Ghazali (1058), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), Hafez (1325), Esther (-600), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), and Ali Khamenei (1939).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Darius III ranks 3Before him are Xerxes I (-519) and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), Tahmasp I (1514), Reza Shah (1878), Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Hassan Rouhani (1948).

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