King Xerxes I (520- 465 BCE)

Devin Hogg, Nicholaus Maldonado, and Carina Heredia

Most famous for...

Xerxes is most famous for leading the Greek invasions.

What did he accomplish?

  • Conquered Northern Greece in the summer of 480 BCE
  • The decay of the Achaemenid Empire began under his Rule
  • Led the Persians in the Battle of Plataea

What role did he play in Persian history?

He played a key role in Persian History because the decay of the Persian Empire began when his rule began.

Was he a good leader?

Xerxes was not a very good leader because he broke with the policy of ruling foreign lands with a fairly light hand, and ruthlessly ignored Egyptian forms of rule and imposed his will on the rebellious province.