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Artaxerxes I

Artaxerxes I was king of Persia from 464 BC to 425 BC. He belonged to the Achaemenid dynasty and was the successor of Xerxes I. He is mentioned in the two books of the Bible, Ezra and Nehemiah. He allowed the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem. He was followed on the throne by his son Xerxes II.

see also Artaxerxes II, History of Persia



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