Siege of Sardis (547 BC)

Siege of Sardis (547 BC)

Siege of Sardis (547 BC)
Part of the Campaigns of Cyrus the Great
Date December, 547 BC
Location Sardis, Lydia
Result Decisive Persian victory.
Anatolia officially annexed by Persia.
Lydian Empire Achaemenid Empire
Commanders and leaders
unknown others
Cyrus the Great,
unknown others
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Light

In the Siege of Sardis (547/546 BC), the last decisive conflict after the Battle of Thymbra, which was fought between the forces of Croesus of Lydia and Cyrus the Great, Cyrus followed Croesus to his city. He laid siege to it for 14 days, and then captured it.[1]

The siege was to be known as the final event before Lydia was officially annexed by the Achaemenid Empire. The Ionians and other Asiatic Greeks revolted against Cyrus, and the revolt was finally put down by his best commander Harpagus the Mede in 542 BC.


  1. ^ Briant, Pierre From Cyrus to Alexander Eisenbrauns (29 Jul 2006) ISBN 978-1-57506-120-7 p.36 [1]