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Quick facts for kidsArtaxerxes V Bessus
|King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire|
|Successor||Alexander the Great (Macedonian Empire)|
Bessus, also known by his throne name Artaxerxes V (died summer 329 BC), was a prominent Persian satrap of Bactria in Persia, and later self-proclaimed king of Persia. According to classical sources, he killed his predecessor and relative, Darius III, after the Persian army had been defeated by Alexander the Great.
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