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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

    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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