- Preferred Label
- Kingdom of Cappadocia (en), Regno di Cappadocia (it), Βασίλειο της Καππαδοκίας (el)Additional labels
- The Kingdom of Cappadocia was a Hellenistic-era Iranian kingdom centered in the historical region of Cappadocia in Asia Minor.
It developed from the former Achaemenid satrapy of Cappadocia, and it was founded by its last satrap, Ariarathes (later Ariarathes
I). Throughout its history, it was ruled by three families in succession; the House of Ariarathes (331-96 BC), the House of
Ariobarzanes (96 BC-36 BC), and lastly that of Archelaus (36 BC-17 AD). In 17 AD, following the death of Archelaus, during
the reign of Roman emperor Tiberius (14-37), the kingdom was incorporated as a Roman province.