Alyattes of Lydia

640 BC - 560 BC

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Alyattes (Lydian language: 𐤥𐤠𐤩𐤥𐤤𐤯𐤤𐤮 Walweteś; Ancient Greek: Ἀλυάττης Aluáttēs; reigned c. 635-585 BC), sometimes described as Alyattes I, was the fourth king of the Mermnad dynasty in Lydia, the son of Sadyattes, grandson of Ardys, and great-grandson of Gyges. He died after a reign of 57 years and was succeeded by his son Croesus.Alyattes was the first monarch who issued coins, made from electrum (and his successor Croesus was the first to issue gold coins). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alyattes of Lydia has received more than 115,860 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Alyattes of Lydia is the 6,805th most popular politician (up from 6,959th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 569th in 2019) and the 285th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Alyattes of Lydia ranks 6,805 out of 15,710Before him are Orodes III of Parthia, Ur-Nanshe, Arthur Zimmermann, Agilulf, Empress Masako, and Antonio Salandra. After him are Carlos Antonio López, Philip IV of Macedon, Alejandro Toledo, Bonosus, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, and Pertevniyal Sultan.

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Among people born in 640 BC, Alyattes of Lydia ranks 1 Among people deceased in 560 BC, Alyattes of Lydia ranks 3Before him are Thespis and Alcaeus of Mytilene. After him are Dorieus, Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis, and Opiter Verginius Tricostus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Alyattes of Lydia ranks 598 out of 1,128Before him are John Kinnamos (1143), Artabazos I of Phrygia (-600), Ariadne (null), Magali Noël (1931), Dani Rodrik (1957), and John IV of Constantinople (600). After him are Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), Arctinus of Miletus (-800), Phocylides (-560), Constantine Manasses (1130), Bohemond VI of Antioch (1237), and Philostorgius (368).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Alyattes of Lydia ranks 285Before him are Annia Faustina (201), Aquila of Sinope (100), Roman of Bulgaria (930), Argishti II (-800), Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus (-120), and Ariadne (null). After him are Bohemond VI of Antioch (1237), Zannanza (-1350), Histiaeus (-550), Maria Palaiologina (1300), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), and Alexander of Tralles (525).