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Xerxes I

[ zurk-seez ]
/ ˌzɜrk siz /
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noun

519?–465 b.c., king of Persia 486?–465 (son of Darius I).

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Xerxes I
/ (ˈzɜːksiːz) /

noun

?519–465 bc, king of Persia (485–465), who led a vast army against Greece. His forces were victorious at Thermopylae but his fleet was defeated at Salamis (480) and his army at Plataea (479)
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