Xerxes I

519 BC - 475 BC

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Xerxes I (Old Persian: 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 Xšayār̥šā; Ancient Greek: Ξέρξης Xérxēs; 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 5,207,631 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Xerxes I is the 106th most popular politician (up from 108th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Iran and the most popular Iranian 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 106 out of 15,710Before him are Ivar the Boneless, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Muammar Gaddafi, Hirohito, and Philip IV of France. After him are Claudius, George Washington, Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, Murad III, and Yasser Arafat.

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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 3 out of 463Before him are Zoroaster (-2000) and Omar Khayyam (1048). After him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Xerxes I ranks 1After him are Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Farah Pahlavi (1938).