Achaemenid Kings

Achaemenids (OP: Hakhâmanišiya): royal dynasty of ancient Persia, named after its legendary founder Achaemenes (Hakhâmaniš). This page offers the names and dates of the kings; there's more about their empire here.

Achaemenid Kings

Cyrus
559
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November 530
Cambyses II
before 31 August 530
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after 18 April 522
Smerdis
11 March 522
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29 September 522
Darius I the Great
29 September 522
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after 17 November 486
Xerxes I
before 1 December 486
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between 4 and 8 August 465
Artaxerxes I Makrocheir
between 4 and 8 August 465

after 24 December 424
Xerxes II
early 423
Sogdianus
early 423
Darius II Nothus
before 10 January 423
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April 404
Artaxerxes II Mnemon
3 April 404
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after January 358
Artaxerxes III Ochus
before 11 March 358
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after 26 August 338
Artaxerxes IV Arses
before 25 September 338
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Summer 336
Darius III Codomannus
Summer 336
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July 330