Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Ochus

Ochus (Artaxerxes III)

343-338 B.C.

31st Dynasty

Ochus was the first ruler of the Thirty-first Dynasty. He was the king of Persia for twenty years when the Persians defeated the Egyptians and Ochus became ruler over Egypt. He was the son of Artaxerxes II. He ruled over Egypt for six years. He was murdered in 338 BC by his own commander Bagoas in the summer of 338 BC.