Phraates V

100 BC - 4

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Phraates V (Parthian: 𐭐𐭓𐭇𐭕 Frahāt), also known by the diminutive version of his name, Phraataces (also spelled Phraatakes), was the King of Kings of the Parthian Empire from 2 BC to 4 AD. He was the younger son of Phraates IV (r. 37 BC – 2 BC) and Musa, who ruled with him. Under Phraates V, a war threatened to break out between the Parthian and Roman empires over the control of Armenia and Mesopotamia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phraates V has received more than 47,632 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Phraates V is the 4,659th most popular politician (down from 3,913th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Iran (down from 130th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Politician.

Phraates V was most famous for his reforms in the government, which were intended to reduce corruption and improve the lives of the people. He was also the first king to wear a crown with a ram's head on it, which would later become the symbol of the Arsacid dynasty.

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Among politicians, Phraates V ranks 4,659 out of 15,577Before him are Enrico Berlinguer, Emperor Bidatsu, Sinsharishkun, Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, and Maia Sandu. After him are Mario Beccaria, Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura, Alexandre Pétion, Marcus Antonius, Sher Ali Khan, and Gentius.

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Among people born in 100 BC, Phraates V ranks 28Before him are Antipater the Idumaean, Publilius Syrus, Artavasdes II of Armenia, Mary of Clopas, Judas of Galilee, and Antigonus II Mattathias. After him are Marcus Antistius Labeo, Vonones I, Tigranes III, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica, Alexander Polyhistor, and Artaxias II. Among people deceased in 4, Phraates V ranks 5Before him are Gaius Caesar, Hyeokgeose of Silla, Nicolaus of Damascus, and Gaius Asinius Pollio.

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Among people born in Iran, Phraates V ranks 149 out of 528Before him are Harpagus (-700), Al-Bayhaqi (994), Al-Karaji (953), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Barbet Schroeder (1941), and Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203). After him are Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Musa al-Sadr (1928), Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Orodes II (null), and Ashraf Pahlavi (1919).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Phraates V ranks 84Before him are Phraates IV (-90), Teispes (-675), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Osroes I (50), and Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203). After him are Orodes II (null), Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), and Tiridates I of Armenia (null).