Croesus on the pyre, Attic reid-figur amphora, Louvre (G 197)

Croesus (/ˈkrsəs/ KREE-səs; Auncient Greek: Κροῖσος, Kroisos; 595 BC – c. 547 BC) wis the keeng o Lydia frae 560 tae 547 BC till his defeat bi the Persians.[1]


  1. The Inglis name Croesus comes frae the Laitin transliteration o the Greek Κροῖσος, in Arabic an Persian قارون, Qârun.