Gotarzes I

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Gotarzes I
"King of kings of Iran"
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Coin of Gotarzes I.
Reign 95–90 BC
Born Unknown
Died 90 BC
Predecessor Mithridates II of Parthia
Successor Orodes I of Parthia
Dynasty Arsacid dynasty
Religious beliefs Zoroastrianism

Gotarzes I (Parthian: 𐭂𐭅𐭕𐭓𐭆 Gōtarz, Ancient Greek: Γωτάρζης Gōtarzēs) was the ruler of parts of the Parthian Empire from ca. 95 BC to 90 BC. He was the grandson of Phriapatius and came to power during the troubled times around the end of the reign of Mithridates II. He is mentioned on some astronomical tablets from Babylon and appears to have reigned for some time in Babylonia.

References[edit]

  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  • Strassmaier, Zeitschr. für Assyriologie, vi, 216.
  • Mahler in Wiener Zeitschr. für Kunde des Morgenlands, xv, 63.


Gotarzes I
Born: Unknown Died: 90 BC
Preceded by
Mithridates II
Great King (Shah) of Parthia
95–90 BC
Succeeded by
Orodes I