Cyrus I

690 BC - 580 BC

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Cyrus I (Old Persian: Kuruš) or Cyrus I of Anshan or Cyrus I of Persia, was King of Anshan in Persia from c. 600 to 580 BC or, according to others, from c. 652 to 600 BC. Cyrus I of Anshan is the grandfather of Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus II. His name in Modern Persian is کوروش, Kurosh, while in Greek he was called Κῦρος, Kȳros. Cyrus was an early member of the Achaemenid dynasty. He was apparently a grandson of its founder Achaemenes and son of Teispes, king of Anshan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyrus I has received more than 207,411 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Cyrus I is the 1,239th most popular politician (up from 1,344th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Iran (up from 57th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Iranian Politician.

Cyrus the Great is most famous for his conquests in the Persian Empire. Cyrus conquered the Median Empire, the Lydian Empire, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire.

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Among politicians, Cyrus I ranks 1,239 out of 15,710Before him are Paul Bocuse, Dmitry Medvedev, Carus, Masinissa, Marie François Sadi Carnot, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. After him are Bolesław I the Brave, János Kádár, Anthemius, Xerxes II of Persia, Chulalongkorn, and James Buchanan.

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Among people born in 690 BC, Cyrus I ranks 2Before him is Daniel. After him is Epimenides. Among people deceased in 580 BC, Cyrus I ranks 1

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Among people born in Iran, Cyrus I ranks 54 out of 463Before him are Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Antiochus I Soter (-324), and Attar of Nishapur (1145). After him are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Bayazid Bastami (804), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), and Ghazan (1271).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Cyrus I ranks 26Before him are Astyages (-700), Cambyses I (-600), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), and Antiochus I Soter (-324). After him are Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Ghazan (1271), Cyaxares (-700), and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934).