Hystaspes, satrap of Bactria

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Greek, Ancient: Ὑστάσπης
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: 550 BCE, (Anshan), Iran
Death: -521 (63-71)
Abt. 521 BCE, (Anshan), Iran
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Son of Arsames, king of Persia
Husband of Rodogunde of Persia
Father of Darius I 'the Great' King of Persia; Sister of Darius I; Rhadasname of Persia; Artabanus and Artanes
Half brother of Pharnaces I of Phrygia and Gubernur - Wakil Raja Anshan IV (...-520 SM) Parth

Occupation: Prince of Anshan, Governor of Persis and Parthia, Satrap of Parthia, [ Achaemenid ], Persisk konge, prins van Perzie
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About Hystaspes, satrap of Bactria

Hystaspes (father of Darius I)

Vishtaspa (fl. 550 BC), known under his Hellenized name Hystaspes (Ὑστάσπης), was a Persian satrap of Bactria and Persis. He was the father of Darius I, king of the Achaemenid Empire, and Artabanus, who was a trusted advisor to both his brother Darius as well as Darius's son and successor, Xerxes I.

The son of Arsames, Hystaspes was a member of the Persian royal house of the Achaemenids. He was satrap of Persis under Cambyses, and probably under Cyrus the Great also. He accompanied Cyrus on his expedition against the Massagetae. But he was sent back to Persis, to keep watch over his eldest son Darius, whom Cyrus, in consequence of a dream, suspected of considering treason.

Besides Darius, Hystaspes had two sons, Artabanus and Artanes. Ammianus Marcellinus makes him a chief of the Magians, and tells a story of his studying in India under the Brahmins. His name occurs in the inscriptions at Persepolis.


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550 BCE, (Anshan), Iran
Age 37
Age 66
Abt. 521 BCE, (Anshan), Iran
Age 67
555 BCE, (Anshan), Iran