Orodes III, king of Parthia

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Birthplace: (Parthia), Iran
Death: circa 7
(Parthia), Iran (Assination)
Immediate Family:

Son of Phraates IV, king of Parthia and Musa, Queen of the Parthian Empire
Brother of Vonones I, king of Parthia and Phraates V, king of Parthia

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About Orodes III, king of Parthia

Looking for sources to validate his marriage to Alexander's daughter, and have disconnected him as father of Vonones [Sharon March 2012] See Discussion

King Orodes III of Parthia was raised to the throne of the Parthian Empire around AD 4 by the magnates after the death of Phraates V of Parthia (reigned ca. 2 BC – AD 4). He was killed after a short reign "on account of his extreme cruelty" (Josephus). After his death, Phraates V's brother Vonones I (reigned ca. 8–12) tried to assume the throne, but a civil war with Artabanus II (reigned ca. 10–38) followed.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orodes_III_of_Parthia

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