Most powerful monarch in the world post-Cyrus the Great

Who was the most powerful monarch?

  • Median king

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  • Lydian king

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  • Magadha king

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  • Babylonian king

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  • Chinese king (not sure which one was the strongest back then as there was no hegemon)

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  • Other (name who!)

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  • Total voters
Feb 2019
So about the 550s BC. Medes was the largest empire territoriality speaking, but taking into account wealth and military power, is there another more likely option that the Median king? Like for example, the wealthy the king of Lydia, Croesus.


Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
Republika Srpska
Assyrian rulers would certainly qualify at one point in time, no?