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June, 16, 323 B.C.:
Sisygambis Passes Away


Sisygambis, the mother of Dariush 3rd passed away five days after Alexander's death. She who had given birth to seven sons and seen their death, must have lived a painful life. When she was young, Artaxerxes 3 had killed all his brothers and nephews during a power struggle. Then she witnessed fall o... Read Full Article:


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June, 16, 632 A.D.:
Yazdgerd 3.Ascends The Throne


Yazdgerd 3 was the 35th and the last king of the Sassanid Dynasty. His father was Shahriar whose mother was Miriam, the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Maurice. Yazdgerd 3 was the grandson of Khosrau Parviz and Shirin. Yazdgerd 3 ascended the throne on June, 16 632 at the age of 21, after a series... Read Full Article:


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June, 16, 1295 A.D.:
Ilkhanates Embrace Islam


In a political move, Ghazan Khan converted to Islam, on June, 16, 1295 and took the name Mahmoud. Thus he earned the support of his earlier enemy Mongol Emir Norooz. Within a few months, Ghazan challenged Baydu for the throne, having him executed on Oct, 5, 1295.Mahmoud Ghazan, then eliminated the p... Read Full Article:

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