Xerxes I of Persia (Person, Concept)

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Xerxes I of Persia (en), Jerjes I (es), Ξέρξης Α' της Περσίας (el), Serse I di Persia (it), Xerxes I. (de), Xerxès Ier (fr)Additional labels
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Xerxes I (en)


Xerxes I (Old Persian: 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 Xšayaṛša (Khshāyarsha) "ruling over heroes", Greek Ξέρξης Xérxēs; 519–465 BC), called Xerxes the Great, was the fifth king of kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. Like his father and predecessor Darius I, he ruled the empire at its territorial apex. He ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard.

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