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  1. Mighty King. King of Babylon. King of Sumer and Akkad. King of the Four Corners of the World. King of the Universe. Cyrus the Great with a Hemhem crown, from a relief in the residence of Cyrus in Pasargadae [1] King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire. Reign. 550–530 BC.

  2. Oct 9, 2023 · Cyrus the Great, (born 590–580 bce, Media, or Persis [now in Iran]—died c. 529, Asia), conqueror who founded the Achaemenian empire, centred on Persia and comprising the Near East from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River.

  3. May 6, 2019 · Like many ancient rulers, the Persian conqueror Cyrus the Great (ca 590– ca 529 B.C.), also known as Cyrus II, was born of royalty. On the death of his father, Cambyses I, Cyrus ruled the...

  4. Jul 14, 2022 · Cyrus had created one of the largest empires the ancient world had ever seen and was able to boast (per the Cyrus Cylinder): “I am Cyrus, king of the universe.” Cyrus Dies, But the Persian...

  5. Feb 21, 2018 · Cyrus II (d. 530 BCE), also known as Cyrus the Great, was the fourth king of Anshan and the first king of the Achaemenid Empire. Cyrus led several military campaigns against the most powerful kingdoms of the time, including Media, Lydia, and Babylonia. Through these campaigns, he united much of the Middle East under Persian hegemony while ...

  6. Cyrus the Great was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire and king of Persia from 559 to 530 BC. He is venerated in the Hebrew Bible as Cyrus the Messiah for conquering Babylon and liberating the Jews from captivity .

  7. Sep 26, 2018 · Fast Facts: Cyrus the Great. Known As: Cyrus (Old Persian: Kuruš; Hebrew: Kores) Dates: c. 600 - c. 530 BCE. Parents: Cambyses I and Mandane. Key Accomplishments: Founder of the Achaemenid Dynasty (c. 550-330 BC), the first imperial dynasty of the Persian Empire and the world's largest empire before that of Alexander the Great.

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