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Important dates of  Cyrus the Great's life:

Birth: C. 590-580 BCE

Became first Achaemenian Persian Ruler:
558 BCE

Cyrus the Great defeats his supposed grandfather Astyages (Ruler of Medes): 549 BCE

Cyrus the Great adds the Ionian city-states of Greece to Persian Empire: 546 BCE

Cyrus the Great Conquers the Lydian Empire: 546 BCE

Cyrus the Great conquers Babylonia absorbing Babylon into the Persian Empire:
539 BCE

Cyrus the Great absorbs Phoenicia into the Persian Empire: 539 BCE

After Cyrus the Great conquers Babylonia, he allows the Jews to return to Palesitine:  
537 BCE

Jews regard Cyrus the Great as "the annointed of the Lord.": 537 BCE

Cyrus the great conquers all of Asia Minor:
530 BCE

Cyrus the Great dies in Battle:  530 BCE
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