Achaemenes

Hakhamanesh (Modern Persian: هخامنش, Old Persian: 𐏃𐎧𐎠𐎶𐎴𐎡𐏁, romanized: Haxāmaniš) was the apical ancestor of the Achaemenid dynasty of rulers of Persia.

Achaemenes
Apical ancestor of the Achaemenid dynasty
Position of Achaemenes in the Achaemenid lineage.
SuccessorTeispes
IssueTeispes
Old PersianHakhāmaneš
HouseAchaemenid

Other than his role as an apical ancestor, nothing is known of his life or actions. It is quite possible that Achaemenes was only the mythical ancestor of the Persian royal house, but if Achaemenes was a historical person, he would have lived around the end of the 8th century and the beginning of the 7th century BC.[1]