652 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 8th century BC7th century BC6th century BC
Decades: 680s BC  670s BC  660s BC  – 650s BC –  640s BC  630s BC  620s BC
Years: 655 BC 654 BC 653 BC652 BC651 BC 650 BC 649 BC
652 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 652 BC
Ab urbe condita 102
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4099
Bahá'í calendar −2495 – −2494
Bengali calendar −1244
Berber calendar 299
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar −107
Burmese calendar −1289
Byzantine calendar 4857–4858
Chinese calendar 戊辰(Earth Dragon)
2045 or 1985
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2046 or 1986
Coptic calendar −935 – −934
Discordian calendar 515
Ethiopian calendar −659 – −658
Hebrew calendar 3109–3110
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −595 – −594
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2450–2451
Holocene calendar 9349
Igbo calendar −1651 – −1650
Iranian calendar 1273 BP – 1272 BP
Islamic calendar 1312 BH – 1311 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1682
Minguo calendar 2563 before ROC
Thai solar calendar −108


Middle East[edit]

Asia Minor[edit]

  • Cimmerian forces from Anatolia conquer Sardis and reach the peak of their power. King Gyges of Lydia has spent most of his 28-year reign fighting his southern and western neighbors in an effort to gain suzerainty over all of Western Asia Minor. He has helped the rebellion of Psamtik I, but he receives no support from his erstwhile Assyrian ally Ashurbanipal. Gyges falls in a battle against the Cimmerians under king Tugdamme (approximate date).
  • Ardys II succeeds his father Gyges as the twenty-seventh king of Lydia. During his reign he find payment of tribute to Assyria preferable to rule by the Cimmerians, who will be routed a few decades later.