Answer: The poet, paraphrasing the Bible (2 Kings 19: 35-36). Note that he is NOT describing Sennacherib's death, but the destruction of his army. Lord Byron knew his Scriptur…e. Note also that 'cohort' refers to that army, being a (Roman) military unit. It does not mean King Sennacherib's companion, although the word is now frequently misused as such (i.e. to = companion ), probably because of the poem. Note further that the poem is stunningly beautiful. (MORE)
In 703 BCE Marduk of Babylon formed an alliance of Chaldeans, Aramaeans against Sennacheirb when he was enthroned in Assyria. Sennacherib counter-attacked, suppressed the r…ebellion and and took Babylon. (MORE)
Sennacherib ( Akkadian SÃ®n-ahhÄ«-erÄ«ba ("(Moon god) SÃ®n has replaced (lost) brothers for me") was the son of Sargon II , whom he succeeded on the throne of …Assyria (704 - 681 BC). Death .
Sennacherib was assassinated by two of his sons.  He was ultimately succeeded by another son Esarhaddon . .
Look up this link > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sennacherib(MORE)
King Sennacherib's older son was going to become king after his father died. Yet somehow his younger son convinced his older that he should be king. There was a ceremony and e…veryone pledged their allegiance to the younger son, including the older son. Afterwards however the older son wanted to be king and got very angry, the younger son was shipped off so he would be safe and the older son murdered his father and became king. (MORE)
It occurred when God sent His angel of death to kill 185,000 Assyrian soldiers who were encamped around Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah. You can read about it in I…saiah 37, verses 36 to 38. (MORE)
In the Books of 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Isaiah: 2 Kings 18:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 And in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of …Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them..
Specifically: 2 Kings chapters 18 and 19 2 Chronicles chapter 32 Isaiah chapters 36 and 37 (MORE)