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ing of the Persians, a handsome man and a virtuous; could not cope with Alexander of Macedon, but was defeated by him in successive engagements at Granicus, Issus, and Arbela; was assassinated on his flight by Bessus (q. v .), one of his satraps, in 330 B.C.; with him the Persian empire came to an end.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Darius III.'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​d/darius-iii.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.