Xerxes I

519 BC - 475 BC

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Xerxes I (Old Persian: 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 Xšayār̥šā; Greek: Ξέρξης; c. 518 – August 465 BC), commonly known as Xerxes the Great, was the fourth King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, ruling from 486 to 465 BC. He was the son and successor of Darius the Great (r. 522–486 BC) and his mother was Atossa, a daughter of Cyrus the Great (r. 550–530 BC), the founder of the Achaemenid empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xerxes I has received more than 5,883,108 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Xerxes I is the 125th most popular politician (down from 106th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Iran (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Politician.

Xerxes I was the king of Persia in the 5th century BC. He is most famous for his invasion of Greece, and the Battle of Thermopylae.

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Among politicians, Xerxes I ranks 125 out of 15,577Before him are Mustafa I, Murad I, Bayezid I, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Amenhotep III, and Lorenzo de' Medici. After him are Claudius, Mark Antony, Narendra Modi, Bayezid II, Kim Jong-il, and Francis I of France.

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Among people born in 519 BC, Xerxes I ranks 1After him is Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. Among people deceased in 475 BC, Xerxes I ranks 1After him are Xenophanes and Atossa.

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Among people born in Iran, Xerxes I ranks 5 out of 528Before him are Zoroaster (-2000), Omar Khayyam (1048), Al-Ghazali (1058), and Cyrus the Great (-600). After him are Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Harun al-Rashid (766), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Ismail I (1487), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Xerxes I ranks 2Before him are Cyrus the Great (-600). After him are Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Khosrow I (501).