700 BC - 600 BC

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Astyages (Median: *R̥štivaigah; Akkadian: 𒅖𒌅𒈨𒄖 Ištumegu; Ancient Greek: Ἀστυάγης Astyágēs, Ἀστυΐγας Astyḯgas, Ἀσπάδας Aspádas) was the last king of the Median Empire, r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Astyages has received more than 282,003 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Astyages is the 991st most popular politician (up from 1,095th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Iran (up from 47th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Iranian Politician.

Atyages is most famous for being the king of the Medes and the father of Cyrus the Great.

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Among politicians, Astyages ranks 991 out of 15,710Before him are Alexander Van der Bellen, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, Sukjong of Joseon, William Jennings Bryan, Tedros Adhanom, and Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba. After him are Harold Godwinson, Constantine IV, Margaret Theresa of Spain, Scorpion II, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Robert I, Duke of Normandy.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Astyages ranks 2Before him is Lucius Tarquinius Priscus. After him are Psamtik I, Jeconiah, Arion, Cyaxares, Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Periander, Phalaris, Psamtik II, and Anacharsis. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Astyages ranks 6Before him are Laozi, Daniel, Draco, Tomyris, and Belshazzar. After him are Maya, Epimenides, Phalaris, Theano, Anacharsis, and Ibycus.

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Among people born in Iran, Astyages ranks 44 out of 463Before him are Tughril (990), Shapur I (150), Nader Shah (1688), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Hassan Rouhani (1948), and Báb (1819). After him are Cambyses I (-600), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), and Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Astyages ranks 20Before him are Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), Nader Shah (1688), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Hassan Rouhani (1948). After him are Cambyses I (-600), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Antiochus I Soter (-324), and Cyrus I (-690).