Pherendates II


Pherendates II (from the Old Persian Farnadāta) was an Achaemenid satrap of ancient Egypt during the 4th century BCE, at the time of the 31st Dynasty of Egypt.

Pherendates II
Satrap of Egypt
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Pherendates II was satrap of the restored Achaemenid Province of Egypt.
Predecessoroffice restored
Dynasty31st Dynasty
PharaohArtaxerxes III

Almost nothing is known about him. In his Bibliotheca historica, Diodorus Siculus[1] reports that, after the Achaemenid conquest of Egypt, Artaxerxes III appointed Pherendates II as satrap.[2] His office must have been very brief, since his successor Sabaces was killed in the battle of Issus (333 BCE) while serving Darius III.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 16.46.4; 16.51.3
  2. ^ ARTAXERXES III at the Encyclopædia Iranica.
  3. ^ Arrian, Anabasis Alexandri 2.11.8
  4. ^ Siculus, op. cit. 17.34.5
  5. ^ Quintus Curtius Rufus, Historiae Alexandri Magni 3.11.10; 4.1.28
Preceded by
office restored
Satrap of Egypt
c.343 – 335 BCE[1]
Succeeded by
  1. ^ Stewart, John (2006). African States and Rulers (Third ed.). London: McFarland. p. 83. ISBN 0-7864-2562-8.