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Kurush (died 480 BCE) was a Persian officer of the Achaemenid Empire who fought in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE.

During the battle, Kurush defeated several Spartan soldiers before being knocked off a cliff by the Spartan King Leonidas. The two dueled in combat though Leonidas emerged victorious.[1]

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  • The name Kurush is the Old Persian variation of the name Cyrus, which was the name of the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.

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