Xerxes 1

King of Persians

Background

Ruled 486-465 BCE

Xerxes came to power because his grandfather founded the empire he lived in.

Some of his family members are Darius 1(Father), Atossa(Mother), Cyrus the Great(Grandfather), Artaxerxes of Persia 1(Son).

Xerxes Was known for his involvment in many projects in the empire.

Military

Xerxes spent four years preparing for his expedition to greece. He had the largest and most well equipped fighting force at that time.

Works Cited

Mark, Joshua j. Xerxes 1. N.p., 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 9 Dec. 2014.