Darius the Great

550 BC - 486 BC

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Darius I (Old Persian: 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 Dārayavaʰuš; New Persian: داریوش Dāryuš; Ancient Greek: Δαρεῖος Dareîos; Hebrew: דָּרְיָוֶשׁ‎, Modern: Darəyaveš, Tiberian: Dāreyāweš; c. 550 – 486 BCE), commonly known as Darius the Great, was the third Persian King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, reigning from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, parts of the Caucasus, parts of the Balkans (Thrace-Macedonia, and Paeonia), most of the Black Sea coastal regions, Central Asia, as far as the Indus Valley in the far east and portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt (Mudrâya), eastern Libya, and coastal Sudan.Darius ascended the throne by overthrowing the legitimate Achaemenid monarch Bardiya, whom he later fabricated to be an imposter named Gaumata. The new king met with rebellions throughout his kingdom and quelled them each time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darius the Great has received more than 1,576,657 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Darius the Great is the 91st most popular politician (up from 94th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Georgia and the 2nd most popular Georgian Politician.

Darius the Great was a Persian emperor who ruled from 522 to 486 BC. He is most famous for his military campaigns, which led to the expansion of the Persian Empire and its dominance over the ancient world.

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Among politicians, Darius the Great ranks 91 out of 15,710Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Heinrich Himmler, Ashoka, Mary II of England, Hadrian, and Tiberius. After him are Ahmed I, Boris Yeltsin, Philip II of Spain, Philip II of Macedon, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Leonid Brezhnev.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Darius the Great ranks 1After him are Cambyses II, Zechariah, Hecataeus of Miletus, Aristides, Ephialtes of Trachis, Mahākāśyapa, Haggai, Atossa, Goujian, Kapila, and Fuchai. Among people deceased in 486 BC, Darius the Great ranks 1

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In Georgia

Among people born in Georgia, Darius the Great ranks 2 out of 292Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879). After him are Aram Khachaturian (1903), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Tigran Petrosian (1929), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Aleksei Brusilov (1853), and Sergei Parajanov (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In Georgia

Among politicians born in Georgia, Darius the Great ranks 2Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879). After him are Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Lavrentiy Beria (1899), Tamar of Georgia (1166), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), Herbert Backe (1896), and Rusudan of Georgia (1194).