Contributor: Brian Anthony. Lesson ID: 12197
You may have heard of Persian rugs and Persian cats, but did you know there was a Persian Empire? You won't find it here today, but you will find out about its leaders and why they were named "Great"!
What are the qualities that make a great leader? Might that depend on whom you consider a great leader?
There are many different kinds of leaders.
Some leaders become leaders because they are smart, strong, and hard-working. Other people become leaders because of circumstances or because they are voted into the position by an election.Stillothers become leaders because of the amount they have learned or experienced in their lives.
Even after they are gone — sometimes centuries after — great leaders can remain important to their people.
In the Got It? section, read about some of the great leaders of an ancient and proud people: the Persians!
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