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520s BCE in History

529 BCE Cambyses II starts his rule as king of kings of the Achaemenid Empire.
528 BCE Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment, and began his ministry.
526 BCE Psammetichus III succeeds Amasis II as king of Egypt.
525 BCE Cambyses II, king of the Achaemenid Empire defeats Psammetichus III and subsequently conquers Egypt.
522 BCE Babylon rebels against Persian rule.
522 BCE Darius I succeeds Bardiya as ruler of Persia. He is son of a government official.

Births in 520s BCE Deaths in 520s BCE
Aeschylus 525 BCE
Pindar 522 BCE
Anaximenes of Miletus 528 BCE

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