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Atossa, Queen Consort of Persia

Also Known As: "The Terrestrial and Celestial Princess of Anshan"
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Birthplace: Persia
Death: Died in Persia
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Daughter of Cyrus II the Great, King of Persia and Kassandane
Wife of Pharnaces I of Phrygia; Gaumata; Cambyses II, King of Persia and Darius I 'the Great' King of Persia
Mother of Kassandane; Artabazus I of Phrygia; Xerxes I 'the Great' King of Persia; Ariobarzanus of Pontus; Daughter of Darius I and 9 others
Sister of Cambyses II, King of Persia; Smerdis, King of Persia and Roxane
Half sister of Meroe Princess of Persia Persia, Princess of Persia and Hakkuosa (556/545-503/470 BC) de Perse

Occupation: (had three husbands, all Kings or Usurper-kings of Egypt); (recently Settipani has changed his mind: Atossa was prob. not daughter of Cyrus II), [ Achemenide ], prinsessa av Persien
Managed by: Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui
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About Atossa, Queen Consort of Persia

Atossa (from Old Persian *Utauθa, and Avestan Hutaosā) was an Achaemenid queen and daughter of Cyrus the Great. She lived from 550 BC to 475 BC and probably was a sister (or half-sister) of the Persian king Cambyses II.

Atossa married Darius I during 522 BC after Darius, with the help of the nobleman Otanes, defeated the followers of a man claiming to be Bardiya, the younger brother of Cambyses II.

Xerxes I was the eldest son of Atossa and Darius. Atossa lived to see Xerxes invade Greece. Being a direct descendent of Cyrus the Great, Atossa had a great authority within Achamenian royal house and court. Atossa's special position enabled Xerxes, who was not the eldest son of Darius, to succeed his father. [1]

Aeschylus also included her as a central character in his tragedy The Persians. Also Atossa is one of the major characters in the Gore Vidal work, Creation. The book's account of how Darius ascended the throne has been disputed.

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ID: I62235

Name: Atossa of Persia

Given Name: Atossa

Surname: of Persia

Sex: F

_UID: 25264574EB60444ABC3AA34C142883D45500

Change Date: 26 Nov 2005

Death: Y

Father: Cyrus of Persia b: ABT 600 BC

Marriage 1 DARIUS @ OF PERSIA b: 558 BC

Married:

Children

XERXES @ OF PERSIA b: ABT 519

Forrás / Source:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jdp-fam&id=I62235

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Atossa, Queen Consort of Persia, was born circa 550 BC; died circa 475 BC.

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Birth: 550 B.C.

General Notes

   tossa Achaemenid died 0480-0465 B.C..2 She married King of Persia and Egypt Darius I "the Great" Achaemenid, son of Satrap of Parthia Hystaspes Achaemenid  and Rhodogune (?) , 0522 B.C; His 2nd. Her 3rd. 3rd cousins.3,4 She married King of Persia and Egypt Cambyses II Achaemenid , son of Shahan Shah Cyrus II "the Great" Achaemenid and Cassandane Achaemenid , 0525 B.C. In circa; Her 2nd.3,1 She was born 0545 B.C..1,2 She was the daughter of Shahan Shah Cyrus II "the Great" Achaemenid and Princess Neithiyi of Egypt.4,5 Princess of Persia. Also called Hutautha.1 Also called Hattuosa.1 Sources: 2. Gershevitch, I. (ed.) 'The Cambridge History of Iran' Vo. 2, pp.299.
   Children of Atossa Achaemenid and King of Persia and Egypt Darius I "the Great" Achaemenid:
   King of Persia and Egypt Xerxes I Achaemenid+ b. 0521 B.C., d. 0465 B.C.
   [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, Kings of England, and Queen Philippa (.: ., 3rd Ed., 1998), 419-88. Hereinafter cited as RfC.
   [S447] Anna Sybilla v. Mumm - eine Nachfahrin Pharao Ramses' in 105 Generationen?, online . Hereinafter cited as Anna v. Mumm to Ramses.
   [S723] Herodotus of Halicarnassus, The History of Herodotus (London and New York: MacMillan and Co., 1890). Hereinafter cited as Herodotus' History.
   [S1132] "A 4000-Year Old DFA", A 4000-Year Old Descent from Antiquity: From the 12th Egyptian Dynasty to the Capetians and Beyond., online soc.medieval.gen, printout dated May 2001. Previously published in hard copy (.: ., 1995–1998). Hereinafter cited as "DFA (4000 yr)".
   [S723] Herodotus of Halicarnassus, Herodotus' History, 3.68, "If thou dost not know Smerdis son of Cyrus thyself, ask queen Atossa who it is with whom ye both live - she cannot fail to know her own brother

-------------------- "Atossa (from Old Persian *Utauθa, and Avestan Hutaosā) was an Achaemenid queen and daughter of Cyrus the Great and his second wife, Amitis. She lived from 550 BC to 475 BC and probably was a sister (or half-sister) of the Persian king Cambyses II.

Atossa married Darius I during 522 BC after he, with the help of the nobleman Otanes, defeated the followers of a man claiming to be Bardiya (Smerdis), the younger brother of Cambyses II.[1]
Herodotus records in The Histories that Atossa was troubled by a bleeding lump in her breast. She wrapped herself in sheets and sought a self-imposed quarantine. Ultimately, a Greek slave, Democedes, persuaded her to allow him to excise the tumor. [2]
Xerxes I was the eldest son of Atossa and Darius. Atossa lived to see Xerxes invade Greece. Being a direct descendent of Cyrus the Great, Atossa had a great authority within Achamenian royal house and court. Atossa's special position enabled Xerxes, who was not the eldest son of Darius, to succeed his father.[1]

Sources: Wikipedia.org 1. a b Schmitt, Rüdiger (1989). "Atossa". Encyclopaedia Iranica. vol. 3. Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation. ISBN 0-7100-9121-4. 2. Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies, p.41. See Herodotus, The Histories, OUP, 1998, pt. VIII 3. Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies, pp. 463–467

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Atossa, Queen Consort of Persia's Timeline

-580
-580
Persia
-550
-550
Persia
-525
-525
Age 24
525 BCE
-519
-519
Age 30
of, Babylon
-475
-475
Age 74
Persia
496
496
Age 75
(Cius), Mysia, Turkey
522
December 522
Age 75
Persia
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Persia