596 BC - 546 BC

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Croesus ( KREE-səs; Lydian: 𐤨𐤭𐤬𐤥𐤦𐤮𐤠𐤮 Krowiśaś; Ancient Greek: Κροῖσος, Kroisos; reigned: c. 585 – c. 546 BC) was the king of Lydia, who reigned from 585 BC until his defeat by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in 547 or 546 BC.Croesus was renowned for his wealth; Herodotus and Pausanias noted that his gifts were preserved at Delphi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Croesus has received more than 1,047,018 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Croesus is the 291st most popular politician (up from 297th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 48th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Turkish Politician.

Croesus was the king of Lydia, in what is now Turkey. He is most famous for being the first person to mint coins.

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Among politicians, Croesus ranks 291 out of 15,710Before him are Charles VIII of France, Eva Perón, Xi Jinping, Alexander II of Russia, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, and Nerva. After him are Sejong the Great, Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Cardinal Mazarin, Konstantin Chernenko, Charles VI of France, and Elizabeth of Russia.

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Among people born in 596 BC, Croesus ranks 1 Among people deceased in 546 BC, Croesus ranks 3Before him are Thales of Miletus and Anaximander.

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Among people born in Turkey, Croesus ranks 46 out of 1,128Before him are Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), Julian (331), Anaxagoras (-500), and Epictetus (50). After him are Xenophanes (-570), Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Aristotle Onassis (1906), Mihrimah Sultan (1522), Ahmed II (1643), and Mehmed V (1844).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Croesus ranks 26Before him are Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1954), Suleiman II (1642), Mahmud II (1785), Mehmed I (1386), Mehmed VI (1861), and Julian (331). After him are Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Ahmed II (1643), Mehmed V (1844), Mahidevran (1500), Theodosius II (401), and Abdulmejid I (1823).