700 BC - 584 BC

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Cyaxares (Ancient Greek: Κυαξάρης; Old Persian: 𐎢𐎺𐎧𐏁𐎫𐎼 Uvaxštra; Avestan: Huxšaθra "Good Ruler"; Akkadian: Umakištar; Old Phrygian: ksuwaksaros; r. 625–585 BC) was the third and most capable king of Media, according to Herodotus, with a far greater military reputation than his father Phraortes or grandfather Deioces. He was the first to divide his troops into separate sections of spearmen, archers, and horsemen.By uniting most of the Iranian tribes of ancient Iran and conquering neighbouring territories, Cyaxares transformed the Median Empire into a regional power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyaxares has received more than 269,465 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Cyaxares is the 1,449th most popular politician (up from 1,773rd in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Iran (up from 70th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Iranian Politician.

Cyaxares is most famous for uniting the Medes and the Persians into one kingdom.

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Among politicians, Cyaxares ranks 1,449 out of 15,710Before him are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Soong Ching-ling, Seti II, Béla I of Hungary, Sariputta, and Leo II. After him are Vallabhbhai Patel, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Mentuhotep II, Constantine VIII, Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, and Amaro Pargo.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Cyaxares ranks 6Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Astyages, Psamtik I, Jeconiah, and Arion. After him are Tyrtaeus, Amasis II, Periander, Phalaris, Psamtik II, and Anacharsis. Among people deceased in 584 BC, Cyaxares ranks 1

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Among people born in Iran, Cyaxares ranks 63 out of 463Before him are Bayazid Bastami (804), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Ghazan (1271), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), and Shirin Ebadi (1947). After him are Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), Babak Khorramdin (798), Qasem Soleimani (1957), Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), and Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Cyaxares ranks 31Before him are Antiochus I Soter (-324), Cyrus I (-690), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), and Ghazan (1271). After him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), and Moshe Katsav (1945).