Darius III of Persia facts for kids
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Detail of Darius III from the Alexander Mosaic.
|Born||c. 380 BC
|Died||July 330 BC (aged 50)
Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC) was first named Artashata. He was called Codomannus by the Greeks. Darius III was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia. He ruled from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata took Darius as his dynastic name.
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Coin minted in by Cilicia by its satrap Mazaeus, portraying Artaxerxes III as pharaoh on the obverse, while a lion is depicted on the reverse
Darius's flight at the Battle of Gaugamela (18th-century ivory relief)
The Family of Darius before Alexander, by Paolo Veronese, 1570.
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