700 BC - 600 BC


Astyages (spelled by Herodotus as Ἀστυάγης Astyages; by Ctesias as Astyigas; by Diodorus as Aspadas; Babylonian: Ištumegu) was the last king of the Median Empire, r. 585–550 BCE, the son of Cyaxares; he was dethroned in 550 BCE by Cyrus the Great. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Astyages has received more than 205,894 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,102nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Astyages ranks 1,096 out of 14,801Before him are Jiaqing Emperor, Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Jorge Rafael Videla, Mohamed Morsi, Anthemius, and Valdemar I of Denmark. After him are Numerian, Yang Guifei, Ptolemy IX Lathyros, Takeda Shingen, John III of Portugal, and F. W. de Klerk.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Astyages ranks 3Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus and Arion. After him are Psamtik I, Jeconiah, Tyrtaeus, Cyaxares, Amasis II, Periander, Anacharsis, Psamtik II, and Cylon of Athens. Among people deceased in 600 BC, Astyages ranks 6Before him are Laozi, Daniel, Draco, Tomyris, and Belshazzar. After him are Maya, Epimenides, Anacharsis, Theano, Ibycus, and Phalaris.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Astyages ranks 47 out of 374Before him are Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Báb (1819), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), and Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284). After him are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shirin Ebadi (1947), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Cambyses I (-600), and Xerxes II of Persia (-500).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Astyages ranks 23Before him are Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), and Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284). After him are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Cambyses I (-600), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934).

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