Xerxes I

[ zurk-seez ]

noun
  1. 519?–465 b.c., king of Persia 486?–465 (son of Darius I).

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  • First attempt, arising out of the league formed with Xerxes I. upon his irruption into Greece.

    A Manual of Ancient History | A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

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Xerxes I

/ (ˈzɜːksiːz) /


noun
  1. ?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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