Cyaxares


Cyaxares
King of the Medes c.600-560 BC.
    With his father Phraortes, Cyaxares built a new and important empire in north-west Iran and led the Medes to power against their enemies. His reign coincided with those of *Nebuchadrezzar of Bablyon and *Necho II and *Psammetichus II of Egypt. In 590 BC and five years later, he fought against neighbouring Lydia. This ended in a diplomatic marriage between the families of the two rulers; this conflict prevented him from participating in the disputes between the Babylonians and the Egyptians.
BIBL. Wiseman, D.J. Chronicles ofChaldaean kings. London: 1956.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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