Sogdianus of Persia

500 BC - 423 BC

Sogdianus of Persia

Sogdianus ( or ) was king of Persia in 424–423 BC. He ruled the Achaemenid Empire for a short time, with little recognition in his kingdom known primarily from the writings of Ctesias. He was reportedly an illegitimate son of Artaxerxes I by his concubine Alogyne of Babylon. The last inscription mentioning Artaxerxes I being alive can be dated to December 24, 424 BC. His death resulted in at least three of his sons proclaiming themselves Kings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sogdianus of Persia has received more than 52,630 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,212th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sogdianus of Persia ranks 1,206 out of 14,801Before him are Quintillus, Jair Bolsonaro, Léon Degrelle, Herod Agrippa, Frederick I of Sweden, and Daoguang Emperor. After him are Trebonianus Gallus, Baldwin I, Latin Emperor, Nitocris, Shang Yang, Manasseh of Judah, and Michael VII Doukas.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Sogdianus of Persia ranks 9Before him are Xanthippe, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Leucippus, Artemisia I of Caria, Xerxes II of Persia, and Brennus. After him are Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, Ezra, Cratylus, Zeuxis, and Meton of Athens. Among people deceased in 423 BC, Sogdianus of Persia ranks 1

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Sogdianus of Persia ranks 33 out of 262Before him are Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Al-Mansur (714), Idris (-3500), Sargon II (-750), Ahmad ibn Fadlan (900), and Muhammad al-Mahdi (869). After him are Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), Ur-Nammu (-2200), Ahmad Sanjar (1085), Khosrow II (570), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), and Gudea (-2200).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sogdianus of Persia ranks 16Before him are Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Al-Ma'mun (786), Jalal Talabani (1933), Zedekiah (-617), and Sargon II (-750). After him are Ur-Nammu (-2200), Ahmad Sanjar (1085), Khosrow II (570), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Gudea (-2200), and Suleyman Shah (1178).

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