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Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
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Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
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Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus II was born in 580 BC, Son of Cambyses I & Mandane, (the daughter of the Median King Astyages)

Died in battle fighting against a nomadic tribe called the Massagetes. Cyrus II, king of Anshan, founder of the Achaemenid empire, "ruler of the world". After succeeding his father, he had within 5 years, united the three main Persians tribes (the Pasargadae, the Maraphians and the Maspians) and led them in a successful revolt against the Medes. After conquering the Median empire, Cyrus went on to conquer the Lydian and Babylonian empires. Creating one of the world's greatest empires. Cyrus is remembered as a liberator rather than a conqueror because he respected the customs and religions and the people he conquered.
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus' career was impressive. In 559, he became king of Persia; in 550, he subdued his overlord, Astyages the Mede. Three years later, he conquered Lydia (western Turkey) and in 539, he added Babylonia to his empire.
Cyrus the Great
The most important event during Cambyses' reign was the conquest of Egypt. This meant that the king was away from Persia for some time. Cambyses ordered, as a kind of safety measure, Cambyses ordered his brother to be executed.
Cambyses