Mithridates (Persian general)

Mithridates or Mithradates (Greek: Μιθριδάτης or Μιθραδάτης) was a Persian noble. His wife was the daughter of Darius III with the sister of Pharnaces, which makes him son-in-law of Darius.[1][2] He was slain by the hand of Alexander the Great himself, at the Battle of the Granicus in 334 BC, when Alexander plunged his lance through Mithridates' face.[1]


  1. ^ a b Arrian, 1.15.7, 16.3
  2. ^ Diodorus, 17.20.2, 21.3 (wrongly naming him Spithrodates)