Kings of Persia: These 12 Achaemenid Rulers Led an Empire

The Achaemenid Kings of Persia ruled over the largest empire in the Near East. These are the 12 Kings who led the empire, from its founding to its fall.

Jul 18, 2020By Robert C. L. Holmes
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By Robert C. L. HolmesRobert Holmes has an MA in Ancient & Medieval History and a BA in Archaeology. He is an independent historian and author, who specializes in the Military History of the Ancient and Medieval World and has published over a dozen articles on related topics. Originally from Massachusetts, he now lives in Florida where he works doing public history leading tours, giving lectures, and educating people about the local history.