685 BC - 627 BC

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Ashurbanipal (Neo-Assyrian Akkadian: 𒀸𒋩𒆕𒀀, romanized: Aššur-bāni-apli, meaning "Ashur is the creator of the heir") was the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 669 BC to his death in 631. He is generally remembered as the last great king of Assyria. Ashurbanipal inherited the throne as the favored heir of his father Esarhaddon; his 38-year reign was among the longest of any Assyrian king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashurbanipal has received more than 1,428,450 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Ashurbanipal is the 262nd most popular politician (down from 236th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 7th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Ashurbanipal was the last great king of Assyria, and he is most famous for his library.

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Among politicians, Ashurbanipal ranks 262 out of 19,576Before him are Rudolf Hess, Rodrigo Duterte, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Jawaharlal Nehru, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Safiye Sultan. After him are Philip V of Spain, Henry II of France, Konrad Adenauer, Philip IV of Spain, Georges Danton, and Georgy Zhukov.

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Among people born in 685 BC, Ashurbanipal ranks 1 Among people deceased in 627 BC, Ashurbanipal ranks 1After him are Sin-shumu-lishir, Ashur-etil-ilani, Cypselus, and Kandalanu.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ashurbanipal ranks 10 out of 384Before him are Saddam Hussein (1937), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), and Sennacherib (-740). After him are Al-Kindi (801), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Rabia of Basra (710), and Nur ad-Din (1116).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Ashurbanipal ranks 7Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), and Sennacherib (-740). After him are Nur ad-Din (1116), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon II (-750), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Ma'mun (786).