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Who ruled the Assyrian empire?

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09/13/2011

The Assyrian Kings List

Early Period

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A: "Kings who lived in tents"

Tudiya

Adamu

Yangi

Kitlamu

Harharu

Mandaru

Imsu

Harsu

Didanu

Hanu

Zuabu

Nuabu

Abazu

Belu

Azarah

Zariqum Beginning of the Assyrian independence

Puzur-Ashur I

Shalim-Ahu

Ilu-Shuma Raids into southern Mesoptamia

Erishum I

B: During Akkadian Domination

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FROM UNTIL

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Sargon I 2334 2279 55 years

United Mesopotamia (Sumer & Akkad)

Rimush 2278 2270 8

Conquers Elam and Marhashi (Central Iran)

Manishtushu 2269 2255 14

Renovates Temple of Ishtar

Naram-Sin 2254 2218 36

Arrogates god-like status to himself

Shar-Kali-Shari 2217 2193 24

Akkadian kingship begins to weaken

Igigi 2192

Nanium

Imi

Elul-dan 2190

Dudu 2189 2169 20

Shu-Turul 2168 2154 14

Akkadian empire collapses

C: Neo-Sumerian Domination

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Ur-Nammu 2112 2095 17

Establishes the Third Dynasty of Ur

Shulgi 2094 2047 47

Extends father's empire to all of Assyria

Amar-Sin 2046 2038 8

Shu-Sin 2037 2029 8

Ibbi-Sin 2028 2004 24

Amorites weaken Sumerian power

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D: Assyrian kings during the Akkadian Domination

Ushpiya May have succeeded ollowed king Azarah

Apiashal Ushpiya & Apiashal are also considered tent kings

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E: "Kings who were ancestors"

Hale Chief of an Amorite tribe

Samanu

Hayani

Ilu-Mer

Yakmesi

Yakmeni

Yazkur-ilu

Ilu-Kabkabi

Aminu

F: Historic Period (written history)

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Erishum II 1920 1900 20

Shamshi-Adad I 1813 1781 32

Unites all independent Assyrian city-states

Ishme-Dagan I 1780 1741 39

Contemporary with Hammurabi of Babylon

Ashur-Dugul

5 Unknown Rulers

Adasi

Several Minor Rulers

Erishum III

Shamshi-Adad II

Ishme-Dagan II

Shamshi-Adad III

Ashur-Nirari I

Puzur-Ashur III 1520

Enlil-Nasir I

Ashur-Nirari II

Ashur-Bel-Nisheshu 1417 1409 8

Ashur-Rim-Nisheshu

Ashur-Nadin-Ahhe II

Eriba-Adad I

Middle Period

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Ashur-Uballit I 1363 1328 35

Gains Assyrian Independecne from Mittani

Enlil-Nirari 1327 1318 9

Arik-Den-Ili 1317 1306 11

Adad-Nirari I 1305 1274 31

Mittani falls to Assyria

Shalmaneser I 1273 1244 29

Urarti falls to Assyria

Tukulti-Ninurta I 1243 1207 36

Sacks Babylon, killed by his own son

Ashur-Nadin-Apli 1206 1203 3

Assyrin power is weakened

Ashur-Nirari III 1202 1197 5

Enlil-Kudurri-Usur 1196 1191 12

Ninurta-Apal-Ekur 1191 1179 5

Ashur-Dan I 1178 1133 45

Elam captures Babylonia

Ashur-Resha-Ishi I 1132 1115 17

Nebuchadnezzar I of Babylon captures Elam

Ninurta-Tukulti-Ashur 1115 1114 1

Mutakkil-Nusku 1115 1114 1

Tiglath-Pileser I 1114 1076 38

In defending Assyria, defeats Nebuchadnezzar

Asharid-Pal-Ekur II Limited to Nineveh,Irbil, & Ashur province

Ashur-Bel-Kala 1076 1057 19

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Shamshi-Adad IV 1053 1049 4

5 Unknown Rulers 39

Ashur-Rabi II 1010 970 40

Israel & Judah under David & Solomon

Ashur-Resh-Ishi II 969 967 2

Tiglath-Pilasar II 966 935 31

Ashur-Dan II 934 912 22

Late Period

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Adad-Nirari II 911 891 20

Captures Babylonia, Anatolia, & Syrian plain

Tukulti-Ninurta II 890 884 6

Peace with Babylon, no tributes required

Ashurnasirpal II 883 859 24

Assyrian empire reaches Mediterranean Sea

Shalmaneser III 858 824 34

Defeats Arameans, captures Babylon & Persia

Shamshi-Adad V 823 811 12

Shamiram 811 806 5

Ruler of Assyria while her son was a minor

Adad-Nirari III 806 783 23

Assyrian rule weakens

Shalmaneser IV 782 773 9

Ashur-Dan III 772 755 17

Rebelions against Assyria

Ashur-Nirari V 754 745 9

Tiglath-Pileser III 744 727 17

Re-gains Assyrian might greater than before

Shalmaneser V 726 722 4

Captures Samaria, deports Isrealites

Sargon II 721 705 16

Captures Egypt, Urartu, Babylon

Dies in a battle

Sennacherib 704 681 23

Faught rebellions, destroyed Babylon

Esarhaddon 680 669 11

Rebuilt Babylon, def Scyth, Cimm, & Egypt

Ashurbanipal 668 627 41

Defeats Egypt, Lydia, & Elam

Ashur-Etel-Ilani 627 624 3

Babylonians attack Assyria

Sin-Shar-Ishkun 623 612 11

Medes sack Nineveh

Ashur-Uballit II 612 ?

Flees to Harran, supported by Egyptians