Marcus Licinius Crassus (ca. 115 BC – 53 BC) was a Roman general and politician who suppressed the slave revolt led by Spartacus and entered into the political alliance known as the First Triumvirate, with Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and Gaius Julius Caesar.
One of the richest men of the era and still ranked in the top 10 List of most wealthy historical figures, Crassus still desired recognition for military victories in the shape of a triumph. This led him into Syria, where he was killed in the Roman defeat at Carrhae which was fought with the Parthian Spahbod Surena.
Crassus' significance in world history, however, stems from his financial and political support of the impoverished young Julius Caesar, which allowed Caesar to embark upon his own political career.Wikipedia page