Darius III of Persia

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Darius III
Detail of Darius III from the Alexander Mosaic.
Reign 336–330 BC
House Achaemenid Dynasty
Born c. 380 BC
Persia
Died July 330 BC (aged 50)
Bactria
Burial Persepolis
Religion Zoroastrianism

Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC) was first named Artashata. He was called Codomannus by the Greeks.[1] Darius III was the last king of the 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. 
  2. Alexander the Great at War: His Army - His Battles - His Enemies, ed. Waldemar Heckel (Oxford: Osprey, 2002), p. 24