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Darius the Great

550 BC - 486 BC

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Darius I (Old Persian: 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 Dārayavaʰuš; Greek: Δαρεῖος Dareios; c. 550 – 486 BCE), commonly known as Darius the Great, was a Persian ruler who served as the third King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, reigning from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE. He ruled the empire at its territorial peak, when it included much of Western Asia, parts of the Balkans (Thrace–Macedonia and Paeonia) and the Caucasus, most of the Black Sea's coastal regions, Central Asia, the Indus Valley in the far east, and portions of North Africa 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; a major event in Darius' life was his expedition to subjugate Greece and punish Athens and Eretria for their participation in the Ionian Revolt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darius the Great has received more than 2,360,865 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Darius the Great is the 74th most popular politician (up from 91st 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 74 out of 15,577Before him are Mary I of England, Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, Ronald Reagan, and Frederick the Great. After him are Murad III, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, Napoleon III, Rama, and Joe Biden.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Darius the Great ranks 1After him are Cambyses II, Zechariah, Hecataeus of Miletus, Aristides, Haggai, Ephialtes of Trachis, Atossa, Mahākāśyapa, Goujian, Labashi-Marduk, and Kapila. 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 342Before him are Joseph Stalin (1879). After him are Aram Khachaturian (1903), Eduard Shevardnadze (1928), Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Shota Rustaveli (1172), Halime Sultan (1576), Yakov Dzhugashvili (1907), Nona Gaprindashvili (1941), Pyotr Bagration (1765), and Tigran Petrosian (1929).

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), Tamar of Georgia (1166), Halime Sultan (1576), David IV of Georgia (1073), Zviad Gamsakhurdia (1939), Mikheil Saakashvili (1967), Sergo Ordzhonikidze (1886), Pharnavaz I of Iberia (-326), Sergei Witte (1849), and Herbert Backe (1896).