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Orodes II

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Orodes II (also spelled Urud II; Parthian: 𐭅𐭓𐭅𐭃 Wērōd), was King of Kings of the Parthian Empire from 57 BC to 37 BC. He was a son of Phraates III, whom he murdered in 57 BC, assisted by his elder brother Mithridates IV. The two brothers quickly fell out and entered into a dynastic struggle, in which Orodes was triumphant. Meanwhile, the Roman general and triumvir Marcus Licinius Crassus had made an attempt to extend his share of Roman territory by eastward conquest. This attempt proved disastrous, with Crassus meeting his end in 53 BC, in the Battle of Carrhae, by Orodes' general Surena. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orodes II has received more than 79,407 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Orodes II is the 5,091st most popular politician (down from 4,777th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Iran (down from 146th in 2019) and the 85th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Orodes II ranks 5,091 out of 15,577Before him are Ladislaus Hunyadi, Marcia, Toshiki Kaifu, Pan Geng, Fritz Thyssen, and Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders. After him are Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Arnuwanda III, Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria, Jin Youzhi, Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, and Yigal Allon.

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Among people born in Iran, Orodes II ranks 154 out of 528Before him are Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203), Phraates V (-100), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Musa al-Sadr (1928), Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), and Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543). After him are Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Ali Daei (1969), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), and Sufyan al-Thawri (716).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Orodes II ranks 85Before him are Teispes (-675), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Osroes I (50), Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203), and Phraates V (-100). After him are Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), and Arsames (-550).