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555BCE

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§Africa

§Lebanon

Suggested date for the beginning of the reign of Mahar-Baal over Tyre while under Babylonian control.

§Eastern Europe

§Lydia (Modern Turkey)

Croesus is the king. He is about 40 years old at this time.

§Europe

§Italy

Phalaris, a tyrant, ruled in Acragas, Sicily.

§Middle East

§Persia

Reign of Astayages over Media

Reign of Cyrus the Great, king of Ansham, ruling as a vassal of Media

§Deaths

  • Stesichorus, Greek lyric poet (b. 640 BCE)

§Sources

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