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Smerdis (Esmerdis) (6th century BC)

Fishburn and Hughes: A Persian prince, the son of Cyrus and younger brother of Cambyses. He was murdered by his brother who was afraid he might usurp the throne during his absence in Egypt. Gaumata, an impostor claiming to be Smerdis, usurped the throne between 522 and 521 BC. He was deposed and killed by Darius I. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius