Xerxes II of Persia

500 BC - 424 BC

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Xerxes II (; Old Persian: 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 Xšayār̥šā; Ancient Greek: Ξέρξης Xérxēs; died 424 BC) was a Persian king who was very briefly a ruler of the Achaemenid Empire, as the son and successor of Artaxerxes I. After a reign of forty-five days—where he only had control over the Persian heartlands—he was assassinated in 424 BC by his half-brother Sogdianus, who in turn was murdered by Darius II six months later. He is an obscure historical figure known primarily from the writings of Ctesias. He was the only legitimate son of Artaxerxes I and Damaspia, and is known to have served as crown prince. The last inscription mentioning Artaxerxes I being alive can be dated to 424 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xerxes II of Persia has received more than 324,932 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Xerxes II of Persia is the 1,597th most popular politician (down from 1,241st in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Iran (down from 56th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Politician.

Xerxes II of Persia is most famous for his failed invasion of Greece in 480 BC.

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Among politicians, Xerxes II of Persia ranks 1,597 out of 15,577Before him are Abel, King of Denmark, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Edward the Confessor, Al-Mu'tasim, and Carloman. After him are Joseph I of Portugal, Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sergey Shoygu, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Maria Luisa of Spain, and Frederick III, Elector of Saxony.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Xerxes II of Persia ranks 12Before him are Ezra, Artemisia I of Caria, Brennus, Cyrus the Younger, Ictinus, and Cratylus. After him are Pāṇini, Pleistarchus, Zeuxis, Ajatashatru, Nicias, and Meton of Athens. Among people deceased in 424 BC, Xerxes II of Persia ranks 2Before him is Artaxerxes I of Persia. After him is Sitalces.

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Among people born in Iran, Xerxes II of Persia ranks 64 out of 528Before him are Cyrus I (-690), Jami (1414), Shirin Ebadi (1947), Babak Khorramdin (798), Bayazid Bastami (804), and Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380). After him are Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Gaykhatu (1300), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), and Barkiyaruq (1081).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Xerxes II of Persia ranks 30Before him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Cyaxares (-700), Ghazan (1271), and Cyrus I (-690). After him are Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Gaykhatu (1300), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Barkiyaruq (1081), and Masoud Barzani (1946).