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Artaxerxes II (Artaxerxes Mnemon)

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Born: 436 AD
Died: 359? AD.

Nationality: Persian
Categories: King

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436 BC - Artaxerxes II was born.

401 BC - He defended his position against his brother Cyrus the Younger, who was defeated and killed at the Battle of Cunaxa and against a revolt of the provincial governors, the satraps.

         - He also became involved in a war with Persia's erstwhile allies, the Spartans, who, under Agesilaus, invaded Asia Minor.

386 BC - Artaxerxes II betrayed his allies and came to an arrangement with Sparta, and in the Treaty of Antalcidas he forced his erstwhile allies to come to terms.

356 BC - His death caused Artaxerxes enormous grief, and there was public mourning for him throughout the empire as an offering to the king from his subjects.

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