Darius III

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Darius III
Detail of Darius III from the Alexander Mosaic.
Reign336–330 BC
Bornc. 380 BC
DiedJuly 330 BC (aged 50)
HouseAchaemenid Dynasty

Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC) was first named Artashata. He was called Codomannus by the Greeks.[1] Darius III was the last Persian Shah (king) of the Persian Achaemenid Empire of Persia.[2] He ruled from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata took Darius as his dynastic name.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Heckel, Waldemar (2002). The Wars of Alexander the Great. p. 24. ISBN 978-1841764733. Retrieved 27 September 2014.[permanent dead link]
  2. Alexander the Great at War: His Army - His Battles - His Enemies, ed. Waldemar Heckel (Oxford: Osprey, 2002), p. 24