by Jose Garcia, Edi Alvarado and Lauren Mcullough

Why is he famous for?

Xerxes was best known for his massive invasion on Greece from across the hellespont. Unlike his father and cyrus the great he ruled forgein lands with a heavy hand

Who was he?

Xerxes I of Persia, also known as Xerxes the Great, was the fourth of the king of kings of the Achaemenid Empire. He was assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard

What role did he play?

He ruled over Achaemenid empire from 486-465 BCE and broke the the policy set by passed leaders. He ignored the Egyptian's rules and acted out as a rebellious king.

Was he a good leader? Here's what we think.

He wasn't the best leader by far because of his harsher rule. We don't think he's the best leader because of this, but hey, that's our opinion.