Cyrus II


Cyrus (in modern Persian, کوروش – Kurush – and in Greek, Kyros) is a common Persian given name.

It most commonly refers to Cyrus the Great, but has many other uses.

Persian monarchs and princes

  • Cyrus I of Anshan (ca. 650 BC), King of Persia
  • Cyrus II of Persia (559–529 BC) – also known as Cyrus the Great – the grandson of Cyrus I, an Achaemenid ruler and the founder of the Persian Empire

(See also: Cyrus Cylinder, Cyrus in the Judeo-Christian tradition and Cyrus the Great in the Quran)

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