darius i the great

Darius I

(Darius Hystaspes"the Great") 558?–486? b.c, king of Persia 521–486.
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Darius I (dəˈraɪəs)
known as Darius the Great, surname Hystaspis. ?550--486 bc, king of Persia (521--486), who extended the Persian empire and crushed the revolt of the Ionian city states (500). He led two expeditions against Greece but was defeated at Marathon (490)

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