Chronology of Babylonian and Persian Kings


Babylonian
604-562 B.C.  Nebuchadnezzar
562-560       Avilmarduk (Evil-merodach)
560-556       Neriglissar
556           Labashimarduk
555-538       Nabonidus

Persian
559           Cyrus king of Anshan
555           Cyrus revolts against Astyages, king of the Medes
550-549       Cyrus defeats Astyages
547-546       Cyrus defeats Lydia
539           Babylon falls to Cyrus
540-530       Cyrus king of lands
530-522       Cambyses
522           Pseudo-Smerdis
522-486       Darius I Hystaspis
490           [Battle of Marathon]
486-465       Xerxes (Ahasuerus)
480           [captures Athens; defeated at Salamis]
465-423       Artaxerxes I Longimanus
423           Xerxes II
423-404       Darius II Nothus
404-358       Artaxerxes II Mnemon
358-338       Artaxerxes III Ochus
338-336       Arsetis
336-330       Darius III Codomannus
331           [Persians defeated at Arbela by Alexander the
Great]

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