|Date||circa 535/518–323 BCE|
Did Persia rule over India?
In the sixth century B.C. when Magadha was striving to build up an extensive empire in India, invasions of foreigners started on the north-west frontier. … However, it is universally accepted that the first political contact of India with the Persians started during the reign of the Persian emperor Cyrus (588-530 B.C.).
Did Xerxes rule India?
Darius was succeeded by his son Xerxes (under whom the Indian province continued to be a part of the Persian Empire). This is attested by his claim that he obtained the military services of an Indian contingent in his war against Greece. The Indian recruits were called the Gandharians and Indians.
Who invaded India first Persian or Greek?
The Persians were the first to invade India and were followed by the Greeks. The Persian invasion of India took place in two phases. The first phase was carried out by Cyrus around 535 BCE and the second phase by Darius in 518 BCE. The Greek invasion of India was carried out by a famous ruler, Alexander.
Who are the 4 kings of Persia?
6th Century BC Kings Of Persia: Start Of The Achaemenid Empire
- Cyrus the Great (r. 550-530 BC)
- Cambyses II (r. 530-522 BC)
- Darius I The Great (r. 522-486 BC)
- Xerxes I (r. 485-465 BC)
- Darius II (r. 424-404 BC)
- Artaxerxes II (r. 404-358 BC)
- Darius III (r. 336-330 BC)