Xerxes I of Persia  

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Xerxes the Great, also known as Xerxes I of Persia (reigned 485465 BC) was a Zoroastrian Persian Shahanshah (Emperor) of Achaemenid Empire.

Xerxes was the son of Darius the Great and Atossa and a descendent of Cyrus the Great. He succeeded his father in 486 BC with a very smooth transition of power challenged by no subject nation of the huge Achaemenid empire.

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