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Cyrus, the Great, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.


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    • us: Ciro, el Mayor, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Cyrus II, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Cyrus, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Cyrus, the Great, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Korosh, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Kūrūsh-i Buzurg, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Kurushi, Kabir, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Kyros, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: Siroe, King of Persia, -530 B.C. or 529 B.C.
    • us: ‏کوروش،‏ ‏شاه ايران
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        (edtf) [-0529, -0528]
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    • Cyrus, King of Persia, d. 529 B.C.
    • Cyrus, the Great King of Persia, d. 529 B.C.
  • Sources

    • found: Pernetti, J. Le repos de Cyrus, 1732.
    • found: Lampugnani, G. B. Siroe, re di Persia, 1755.
    • found: Prášek, J.D. Kyros der Grosse, 1912.
    • found: Kurushi Kabir, 2006.
    • found: Kūrūsh, payāmʹāvar-i kabīr, 2002: t.p. (Kūrūsh) p. 4 of cover (Korosh [in rom.])
    • found: Zarghamee, Reza. Discovering Cyrus, 2014: ECIP galley (a scion of the ruling dynasty of the Achaemenids, one of the leading clans in the Persian migration to southwestern Iran, Cyrus was born around 590 BCE and died in 530 BCE)
    • found: Encyclopaedia Iranica online, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus II, the Great; also known to the Greeks as Cyrus the Elder; born ca. 600 B.C.E.; died 530 B.C.E.; he was the founder of the Achaemenid empire; his ancestors ruled the Persian tribes for several generations)
    • found: British Museum website, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus, King of Persia; 559-530 BC; came to the throne of Persia in 559 BC; he was killed in 530 BC while campaigning in Iran and Central Asia)
    • found: Bible-history.com, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus was slain in battle in 530 B.C.)
    • found: Encyclopedia.com, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus the Great (from the Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2004): Cyrus the Great reigned 550-530 B.C.; he was the founder of the Persian Empire; his reign witnessed the first serious contacts between Persians and Greeks and the permanent loss of political power by the peoples of the old centers of power in Mesopotamia)
    • found: Encyclopedia.com, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus the Great (from The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed., 2013); Cyrus the Great; died 529 BC; king of Persia, founder of the greatness of the Achaemenids and of the Persian Empire)
    • found: Encyclopedia.com, November 22, 2013 (Cyrus the Great (from World Encyclopedia, 2005); Cyrus the Great (c. 600-529 BC); King of Persia, founder of the Achaemenid Empire in Persia)
    • found: Britannica online, viewed April 11, 2014 (Cyrus II, byname: Cyrus the Great; born between 590 and 580 B.C., died circa 529; most scholars now agree that Cyrus was the second of that name to rule Persia)
    • found: Oxford classical dictionary, 1996 p. 423 (Cyrus the Great; died 530 B.C.)
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    • 1980-12-04: new
    • 2014-04-12: revised
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