|King of Kings of Persia|
|Reign||486 - 465 BC|
|Coronation||October 486 BC|
|Died||465 BC (aged 54)|
|Place of death||Persia|
Xerxes the Great was a Shah of Iran (485–465 BC) of Achaemenid Empire. Xerxes was son of Darius I and Atossa, the daughter of Cyrus the Great. After Darius died, Xerxes became the Shah of Iran. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Xerxes defeated Greek warriors. After winning at Thermopylae, Xerxes then took control of Athens with his army. Finally, Greek warriors won the Battle of Salamis against Xerxes in 480 BC.
The movie 300 is based on Xerxes.
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