Cambyses II

550 BC - 522 BC

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Cambyses II (Old Persian: 𐎣𐎲𐎢𐎪𐎡𐎹 Kabūjiya) was the second King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 530 to 522 BC. He was the son and successor of Cyrus the Great (r. 550 – 530 BC) and his mother was Cassandane. Before his accession, Cambyses had briefly served as the governor of northern Babylonia under his father from April 539 BC to December 538 BC. Afterwards, he continued to roam in the Babylonian cities of Babylon and Sippar, before being appointed by his father as co-ruler in 530 BC. His father then set off on an expedition against the Massagetae of Central Asia, where he met his end. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cambyses II has received more than 901,937 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Cambyses II is the 350th most popular politician (up from 719th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Iran (up from 32nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Iranian Politician.

Cambyses II was the son of Cyrus the Great and was the King of Persia from 530 BC to 522 BC. Cambyses II is most famous for his invasion of Egypt in 525 BC.

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Among politicians, Cambyses II ranks 350 out of 15,710Before him are Mahidevran, Louis II of Hungary, George V, Barack Obama, Goliath, and Liu Bei. After him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Caesarion, Theodosius II, Henry VI of England, Erich Honecker, and Helmut Kohl.

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Among people born in 550 BC, Cambyses II ranks 2Before him is Darius the Great. After him are Zechariah, Hecataeus of Miletus, Aristides, Ephialtes of Trachis, Mahākāśyapa, Haggai, Atossa, Goujian, Kapila, and Fuchai. Among people deceased in 522 BC, Cambyses II ranks 1After him are Bardiya and Nebuchadnezzar III.

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Among people born in Iran, Cambyses II ranks 18 out of 463Before him are Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Hafez (1325), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Ulugh Beg (1394), and Ali Khamenei (1939). After him are Ferdowsi (940), Abu Nuwas (762), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Khosrow I (501), and Doris Lessing (1919).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Cambyses II ranks 7Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), and Ali Khamenei (1939). After him are Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), Farah Pahlavi (1938), and Malik-Shah I (1055).