Darius Persian King of Kings ¦ Red Head Blue Eyed Egyptian DNA ¦ Age of Aries-ans ¦ (550 - 486 BC)
Darius the Great (550 BCE–486 BCE) was the fourth Persian king of the Achaemenid Empire.
He ruled the empire at its height, when its lands included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, as well as parts of the Balkans, Black Sea coastal regions, North Caucasus, and Central Asia.
Under Darius' rule, the kingdom stretched to the Indus Valley in the far east and portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt, Libya, and Sudan.
Known For: Persian king at the height of the Achaemenid Empire
Also Known As: Darius I, Darayavauš, Dariamauiš, Dariiamuš, Drywhwš Born: 550 BCE Parents:
Hystaspes, Rhodogune Died: 486 BCE in Iran
Children: Darius had at least 18 children Spouses: Parmys, Phaidime, Atossa, Artystone, Phratagone
Notable Quote: "Force is always beside the point when subtlety will serve."
In the Behistun Inscription, Darius explains why he has the right to rule. He says he has the Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda on his side. He claims royal blood lineage through four generations to the eponymous Achaemenes, the father of Teispes, who was the great-grandfather of Cyrus.
Darius says his own father was Hystaspes, whose father was Arsanes, whose father was Ariamnes, a son of this Teispes.
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