Ashur-uballit II

700 BC - 660 BC

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Ashur-uballit II, also spelled Assur-uballit II and Ashuruballit II (Neo-Assyrian cuneiform: Aššur-uballiṭ, meaning "Ashur has kept alive"), was the final ruler of Assyria, ruling from his predecessor Sinsharishkun's death at the Fall of Nineveh in 612 BC to his own defeat at Harran in 609 BC. He was possibly the son of Sinsharishkun and likely the same person as a crown prince mentioned in inscriptions at the Assyrian capital of Nineveh in 626 and 623 BC. Over the course of Sinsharishkun's reign, the Neo-Assyrian Empire had been irreversibly weakened. A revolt in 626–620 BC had seen the loss of the empire's southern provinces to the newly formed Neo-Babylonian Empire and war against its king Nabopolassar and the Medes proved disastrous for Assyria; leading to sacks and destructions of the important cities of Assur and Nineveh in 614 BC and 612 BC respectively. After the loss of these cities and the death of Sinsharishkun, Ashur-uballit II rallied what remained of the Assyrian army at Harran where, bolstered by an alliance with Egypt, he ruled for three years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashur-uballit II has received more than 115,998 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Ashur-uballit II is the 6,169th most popular politician (up from 6,902nd in 2019).

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Among politicians, Ashur-uballit II ranks 6,169 out of 15,710Before him are Octar, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Rodoald, Emperor Chōkei, Danishmend Gazi, and Yong Ji. After him are Artemisia II of Caria, Archduke Karl Salvator of Austria, Eystein II of Norway, Emperor Kazan, Christopher Lekapenos, and Chen Yi.

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Among people born in 700 BC, Ashur-uballit II ranks 26Before him are Ashur-etil-ilani, Perdiccas I of Macedon, Bakenranef, Aristomenes, Leon of Sparta, and Myson of Chenae. After him are Tanaquil, Sin-shumu-lishir, Demaratus of Corinth, Aeropus I of Macedon, Sadyattes, and Gargi Vachaknavi. Among people deceased in 660 BC, Ashur-uballit II ranks 4Before him are Jeconiah, Arion, and Aristomenes. After him is Lesches.

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