Argishti I of Urartu

827 BC - 764 BC

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Argishti I (Armenian: Արգիշտի Ա), was the sixth known king of Urartu, reigning from 786 BC to 764 BC. He founded the citadel of Erebuni in 782 BC, which is the present capital of Armenia, Yerevan. Alternate transliterations of the name include Argishtis, Argisti, Argišti, and Argishtish. Although the name is usually rendered as Argišti (read: Argishti), some scholars argue that Argisti is the most likely pronunciation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Argishti I of Urartu has received more than 60,835 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Argishti I of Urartu is the 3,105th most popular politician (down from 2,902nd in 2019), the 343rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 180th most popular Turkish Politician.

Argišti of Urartu is most famous for its use of Urartian cuneiform, which was an adaptation of the Akkadian cuneiform script.

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Among politicians, Argishti I of Urartu ranks 3,105 out of 15,710Before him are Charles II, Duke of Parma, Taishi Ci, Prem Tinsulanonda, Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, Karim Khan Zand, and Hasdrubal the Fair. After him are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Poland, Abimelech, Cao Huan, Memnon, Tantamani, and Philip William, Elector Palatine.

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Among people born in 827 BC, Argishti I of Urartu ranks 1 Among people deceased in 764 BC, Argishti I of Urartu ranks 1

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Among people born in Turkey, Argishti I of Urartu ranks 343 out of 1,128Before him are Gregory of Narek (951), Gennadius Scholarius (1400), Deiphobus (null), David of Trebizond (1408), Cornelius Castoriadis (1922), and Expeditus (300). After him are Memnon (null), Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), Alexander Balas (-150), Athanasius the Athonite (920), and Yaqut al-Hamawi (1179).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Argishti I of Urartu ranks 180Before him are Cleitus the Black (-370), Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Helenus (null), Alaeddin Pasha (1250), Deiphobus (null), and David of Trebizond (1408). After him are Memnon (null), Alexander Balas (-150), Telipinu (-1600), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Procopius (325), and Candaules (-800).