Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

Cyrus the Great
(8,933 words)

Following the conquest of Babylonia in 539 bce and the capture of the last Babylonian king Nabūna⁠ʾīd (Nabonidus, r. 556–539 bce), Cyrus assumed the imperial title of ‘King of Babylon, King of Sumer and Akkkad’ as well as ‘King of the four rims (of t…

Cite this page
Ahmad Pakatchi, Translated by Farzin Negahban, Sadeq Sajjadi, Shahram Khodaverdian and Hassan Rezai, Baghbidi,, “Cyrus the Great”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000101>
First published online: 2021

▲   Back to top   ▲