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Encyclopedia > 558 BC

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550s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
558 BC - The Chinese state of Jin defeats its rival Qin in battle.
550 BC - Abdera is destroyed by the Thracians.
550 BC - Cyrus of Anshan overthrows Astyages of the Medes, establishing the Persian Empire.
History of Cyrus the Great (262 words)
He was the son of Cambyses I, a descendant of Achaemenes (Hakhamanish) (flourished 7th century BC), and a member of the Achaemenid dynasty.
When Cyrus became (558 BC) ruler of the Persian district of Anshan, the district was subject to the Medes; five years later he led a rebellion against the Medes that resulted in the capture of King Astyages (reigned about 584-c.
550 BC) and the overthrow (550 BC) of the Median Empire.
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