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Cyrus the Great

600 BC - 530 BC

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Cyrus II of Persia (Old Persian: 𐎤𐎢𐎽𐎢𐏁, romanized: Kūruš; New Persian: کوروش‎, romanized: Kūroš; c. 600 – 530 BC), commonly known as Cyrus the Great, and also called Cyrus the Elder by the Greeks, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian empire.Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Western Asia and much of Central Asia. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hellespont in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cyrus the Great has received more than 7,163,987 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 112 in 2019). Cyrus the Great is the 160th most popular politician (up from 187th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Iran (up from 8th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Politician.

Cyrus the Great was most famous for being the ruler of the Persian Empire from 550 BC to 530 BC. He is also known for freeing the Jews from Babylonian captivity and allowing them to return to their homeland.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Cyrus the Great ranks 160 out of 15,710Before him are Pol Pot, Henry III of France, Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, Batu Khan, and Brutus the Younger. After him are Joanna of Castile, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Mustafa I, Leonidas I, Titus, and Reinhard Heydrich.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 600 BC, Cyrus the Great ranks 1After him are Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, Esther, Lucretia, Ānanda, Servius Tullius, Peisistratos, Tomyris, Belshazzar, Cambyses I, Polycrates, and Alexander I of Macedon. Among people deceased in 530 BC, Cyrus the Great ranks 1After him are Bias of Priene and Hanno the Navigator.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Cyrus the Great ranks 7 out of 463Before him are Zoroaster (-2000), Omar Khayyam (1048), Xerxes I (-519), Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), and Ruhollah Khomeini (1902). After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), and Hafez (1325).

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Among POLITICIANS In Iran

Among politicians born in Iran, Cyrus the Great ranks 3Before him are Xerxes I (-519) and Darius III (-380). After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Farah Pahlavi (1938).