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Artaxerxes is a Persian name belonging to several kings from the Achaemenid and Sassanid Dynasties.- Artaxerxes 1. Makrocheir ascended the throne after the death of his father Xerxes. - Artaxerxes 2. Mnemon was king of Persia from 404 BC until his death. He was a son of Dariush 2 of Persia and Parysatis.- Artaxerxes 3. of Persia (ca. 425 BC – 338 BC) was the eleventh Shah of the Achaemenid Empire (Wikipedia) - Artaxerxes
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Artaxerxes /ˌɑrtəˈzɜrksiːz/ may refer to:

The throne name of several Achaemenid rulers of the 1st Persian Empire:

  • Artaxerxes I of Persia (died 424 BC), Artaxerxes I Longimanus, r. 465–424 BC, son and successor of Xerxes I
  • Artaxerxes II of Persia (436 BC–358 BC), Artaxerxes II Memnon, r. 404–358 BC, son and successor of Darius II
  • Artaxerxes III of Persia (425 BC–338 BC), Artaxerxes III Ochus, r. 358–338 BC, son and successor of Artaxerxes II
  • Artaxerxes IV of Persia (died 336 BC), Artaxerxes IV Arses, r. 338–336 BC, son and successor of Artaxerxes III
  • Artaxerxes V of Persia (died 329 BC), Artaxerxes V Bessus, r. 330–329 BC, nobleman who seized the throne from Darius III

Artaxerxes may also refer to:

  • Artaxerxes (opera), a 1762 opera by Thomas Arne
  • 7212 Artaxerxes, a main-belt asteroid
  • Ardeshir (disambiguation), Middle Persian name descended from Old Persian Artaxšacā

In fiction:

  • The wizard Artaxerxes, a character in J.R.R. Tolkien''s novella "Roverandom"

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