#10 Most CHILLING Ends of Famous Leaders – KING CAMBYSES II


The Achaemenid Empire was ruled by King Cambyses II from around 530 to 522 B.C.
Even though his eight-year reign was brief, they were among the worst in the history of the Empire.
The King was described by the Greek historian Herodotus as an insane man who performed terrible sacrileges when he was in Egypt, including publicly torturing and defiling the body of the pharaoh and slaughtering the sacred Apis calf, which was the living representation of Apis, the Egyptian Bull god.
He was Cyrus the Great’s (one of history’s most illustrious Persian kings) son. He thus had some enormous shoes to fill.
He succeeded his father as King of Babylon and all countries after he passed away.
After Pharaoh Amasis II broke his pledge to enable Cambyses II to marry his daughter, the new King invaded Egypt in 525 B.C. with the primary goal of maintaining the young kingdom’s unity and extending into that country. He killed the pharaoh as a result, igniting a global conflict that left Egypt in disarray.
As a result, Cambyses II was able to effectively attack crucial strategic locations.

According to one historian, Cambyses II used their reverence for animals like cats, sheep, and dogs to his advantage by placing them in the front lines. After losing their pharaoh, the Egyptian soldiers were reluctant to kill these creatures for fear of upsetting their gods. As a result, Cambyses II won.
In 522 B.C. In order to put down an uprising, the King had to return to Persia. In an odd turn of events, he stopped in a Syrian village to relax and perished under enigmatic circumstances. Although it’s unknown exactly what happened to him, the legend has it that his troops were turning against him and he had actually run out of supplies when he was killed.
The person who would later become King Darius I or the Great served the monarch and said that the monarch killed himself or was murdered by someone else since he knew he was going to lose.
However, the most well-known historical narrative is that Herodotus was stabbed in the leg with his sword as he was mounting his horse. He passed away a few days later after the wound became gangrenous and septic.
His unintentional passing was the prehistoric equivalent of shooting oneself in the foot.

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