Persian Monarch. Leader of the Ancient Persian Empire. He is mentioned in the Old Testament for allowing the Jews to return to Jerusalem. Killed during one of his campaigns to amass more land for the Persian Empire. Believed to have died in 530 B.C.
According to Plutarch, his epitaph said,
"O man, whoever you are and wherever you come from, for I know you will come, I am Kourosh (Cyrus), son of Camboojiyeh(Cambyses), who won the Persians their empire and was king of the East. Do not therefore begrudge me this bit of earth that covers my bones."