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Persian Revolt Belligerents Commanders and leaders Strength Casualties and losses
Part of the Campaigns of Cyrus the Great
Date Location Result Territorial changes
552 BC - 550 BC
Media and Persis
Decisive Persian victory.
By conquering Media, Persia became an empire.
Median Empire Persis
Astyages of Media, Harpagus, unknown others Cambyses I of Anshan †, Cyrus the Great, Oebares Later Harpagus, unknown others
145,000 70,000
heavy heavy
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Campaigns of Cyrus the Great
  • 552 BC Persia / Hyrba
  • 551 Persian Border
  • 550 Pasargadae
  • 547 Pteria / Thymbra
  • 546 Sardis
  • 539 Opis

The Persian Revolt, as it is known, was the first time the unified province of ancient Persis, after voluntary submission to the Assyrians and Medes two times earlier, declared its independence, and commenced its revolution as it later separated from the Median Empire. However, it is unknown whether their subjugation was official. The revolt was triggered by the actions of Astyages, the ruler of Media, which spread to other provinces, as they allied with the Persians. The war lasted from 552 BC to 550 BC. The Medes had early successes in battles, but the comeback by Cyrus the Great and army was too overwhelming, and the Medes were finally conquered by 549 BC.

Thus the first official Persian Empire was born. It all began summer 553 BC, and led to the rise of Persia.

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