570 BC - 495 BC

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Hystaspes (Greek: Ὑστάσπης), Vishtaspa (Old Persian:𐎻𐏁𐎫𐎠𐎿𐎱 Vištāspa) or Guštāsp (modern Persian) (fl. 550 BC), was a Persian satrap of Bactria and Persis. He was the father of Darius I, emperor of the Achaemenid Empire, and Artabanus, who was a trusted advisor to both his brother Darius as well as Darius's son and successor, Xerxes I. The son of Arsames, Hystaspes was a member of the Persian royal house of the Achaemenids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hystaspes has received more than 8,967 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Hystaspes is the 3,013th most popular politician (down from 2,932nd in 2019).

Hystaspes is most famous for being the father of Darius the Great.

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Among politicians, Hystaspes ranks 3,013 out of 15,710Before him are Francis, Count of Vendôme, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Nectanebo II, Omri, Carin Göring, and William Pitt the Younger. After him are Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon, Wolfgang Schäuble, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Marduk-apla-iddina II, and Gaius Flaminius.

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Among people born in 570 BC, Hystaspes ranks 5Before him are Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Anacreon, and Theognis of Megara.  Among people deceased in 495 BC, Hystaspes ranks 4Before him are Pythagoras, Sun Tzu, and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus.

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