Mithrobuzanes (Old Persian: *Miθrabaujanaʰ; Ancient Greek: Μιθροβουζάνης Mithrobouzánēs; d. 334 BC) was a Persian governor (satrap) of Cappadocia in the 4th century BC, during the reign of Darius III. He was probably a son of Ariarathes.[1] As a Persian military commander he was killed at the Battle of Granicus fighting Alexander the Great.[2][3]

Mithrobuzanes was satrap of Achaemenid Cappadocia.

The victorious Alexander appointed Abistamenes in his place.[4][5]


  1. ^ Marquart 1895, 495
  2. ^ Arrian 1.16.3
  3. ^ Diodorus 17.21.3
  4. ^ Arrian 2.4.2
  5. ^ Curtius Rufus 3.4.1


  • Heckel, Waldemar (2006). Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire. Blackwell Publishing.

External linksEdit

  • Original text of The Anabasis of Alexander
  • English version of The Anabasis of Alexander