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685 BC - 627 BC

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Ashurbanipal (Neo-Assyrian cuneiform: Aššur-bāni-apli, meaning "Ashur is the creator of the heir") was the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 669 BCE to his death in 631. He is generally remembered as the last great king of Assyria. Inheriting the throne as the favored heir of his father Esarhaddon, Ashurbanipal's 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 1,178,753 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Ashurbanipal is the 238th most popular politician (up from 446th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 12th in 2019) and the 5th 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 238 out of 15,577Before him are Odoacer, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Bormann, Konrad Adenauer, Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Olof Palme. After him are Puyi, Mars, Enver Hoxha, Emperor Meiji, Georgy Zhukov, and James VI and I.

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

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ashurbanipal ranks 7 out of 338Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), and Abu Hanifa (698). After him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Sarah (-1803), Al-Kindi (801), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Ashurbanipal ranks 5Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), and Nebuchadnezzar II (-630). After him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Ma'mun (786).