380 BC - 400 BC

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Oxyartes (Old Persian: 𐎢𐎺𐎧𐏁𐎫𐎼, Greek: Ὀξυάρτης, in Persian: وخش‌ارد (Vaxš-ard), from an unattested form in an Old Iranian language: *Huxšaθra-) was a Sogdian or Bactrian nobleman of Bactria, father of Roxana, the wife of Alexander of Macedon. He is first mentioned as one of the chiefs who accompanied Bessus on his retreat across the Oxus river into Sogdiana (329 BC). After the death of Bessus, Oxyartes deposited his wife and daughters for safety in a rock fortress in Sogdiana, which was deemed impregnable, but nevertheless soon fell into the hands of Alexander's forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oxyartes has received more than 90,121 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Oxyartes is the 7,332nd most popular politician (down from 5,206th in 2019).

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Among politicians, Oxyartes ranks 7,332 out of 15,710Before him are Helen of Anjou, Gabriel García Moreno, Jambyl Jabayev, Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Al-Hafiz, and Hanns Albin Rauter. After him are Bakili Muluzi, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, Jan Stráský, Henry I of Cyprus, Marie-Louise Meilleur, and Radola Gajda.

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Among people born in 380 BC, Oxyartes ranks 8Before him are Pytheas, Memnon of Rhodes, Anaxarchus, Demades, Mentor of Rhodes, and Anaximenes of Lampsacus.  Among people deceased in 400 BC, Oxyartes ranks 20Before him are Gan De, Perictione, Antalcidas, Cebes, Nausiphanes, and Euphranor. After him are Aeneas Tacticus, Li Kui, Erinna, Philip of Opus, Pythias, and Gaius Licinius Stolo.

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