Achaemenid family tree

The Achaemenid Empire was the first Persian empire, founded in 550 BC by Cyrus the Great. This article contains the Achaemenid family tree.

Family treeEdit

Achaemenes
King of Persia[*]
705–675
Teispes
King of Persia
675–640
Cyrus I
King of Persia
640–600
Ariaramnes
Prince[*]
Cambyses I
King of Persia
600–559
ArukkuArsames
Prince[*]
Cyrus II the Great
King of Persia
559–530/28
Hystaspes
Prince[*]
Pharnaces I
satrap of Phrygia
Pharnacid dynasty
Megabates
military leader
Artystone
Princess
Smerdis (Bardiya)
Prince (imposter Gaumata
ruled as Smerdis[*])
522
Cambyses II
King of Persia
530–522
Atossa
Princess
Darius I the Great
King of Persia
522–486
Artaphernes I
general
satrap of Lydia
Artabanus
councelor
Megabazus
general
Parmys(by daughter of Gobryas)
Ariabignes
admiral
(by Atossa)
Masistes
satrap of Bactria
(by Atossa)
Xerxes I the Great
King of Persia
485–465
(by Atossa)
Achaemenes
satrap of Egypt
(by Artystone)
Artazostre
married Mardonius
(by Parmys)
Ariomardus
Artaphernes II
general
satrap of Lydia
Artyphius
commander
ArtaynteArtaxerxes I Long-handed
King of Persia
465–424
Darius
crown prince
Hystaspes
satrap of Bactria
Arsames (I)
satrap of Egypt
Amytis
married Megabyzus
Xerxes II
King of Persia
424
Sogdianus
King of Persia
424–423
Darius II Nothus
King of Persia
423–404
Arsites
satrap of Phrygia
Parysatis (I)
Princess
Bagapaios
Prince
Artaxerxes II Mnemon
King of Persia
404–358
Amestris
Princess
Cyrus the Younger
Prince
Ostanes
Prince
Artaxerxes III Ochus
King of Persia
358–338
Ariaspes
prince
Rodrogune
married Orontes I
satrap of Sophene & Metiene
Apama
married Pharnabazus II
satrap of Phrygia
Sisygambis
Princess
Arsames (II)
Prince
Darius III Codomannus
King of Persia
336–330
Oxathres
Prince
Artaxerxes IV Arses
King of Persia
338–336
Parysatis (II)
Princess
Alexander III the Great
King of Macedon and Persia
329–323
Stateira II
Princess
Drypetis
married Hephestion general
Amastrine
married Craterus general;
Dionysius tyrant of Heraclea;
Lysimachus king of Thrace

See alsoEdit

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NotesEdit

*1 2 3 4 5 : Unconfirmed rulers, due to the Behistun Inscription.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Family Tree of Darius the Great" (JPG). Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 2011-03-28.