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Gungunum (Akkadian: 𒀭𒄖𒌦𒄖𒉡𒌝, Dgu-un-gu-nu-um) was a king of the city state of Larsa in southern Mesopotamia, ruling from 1932 to 1906 BC. According to the traditional king list for Larsa, he was the fifth king to rule the city, and in his own inscriptions he identifies himself as a son of Samium and brother to his immediate predecessor Zabaya. His name is Amorite, and originates in the word gungun, meaning "protection", "defence" or "shelter".During the time Gungunum occupied the throne, Larsa went from being a city of lesser importance to become a powerful challenger to Isin, the dominant power in southern Mesopotamia since the fall of the Ur III empire in 2002 BC. Gungunum's reign of 27 years is also much better documented than those of his predecessors, as we have a complete chronological list of all his year names, as well as four of his royal inscriptions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gungunum has received more than 25,930 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Gungunum is the 9,369th most popular politician (down from 7,884th in 2019), the 218th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 174th in 2019) and the 145th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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Among politicians, Gungunum ranks 9,369 out of 15,710Before him are Iset, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, José Vasconcelos, Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Sabin of Bulgaria, and Cynric. After him are Gerry Adams, Shō Shin, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, Sikandar Lodi, Song Si-yeol, and Karl Buresch.

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Among people born in 2000 BC, Gungunum ranks 8Before him are Senusret I, Sumu-abum, Vishvamitra, Vasishtha, Bharadwaja, and Gautama Maharishi. After him are Erishum I, Atri, Ilu-shuma, Iddin-Dagan, Ur-Ninurta, and Ishme-Dagan. Among people deceased in 2000 BC, Gungunum ranks 9Before him are Vasishtha, Mang of Xia, Bharadwaja, Gautama Maharishi, Xie of Xia, and Bu Jiang. After him are Jiong of Xia, Atri, and Ilu-shuma.

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Among people born in Iraq, Gungunum ranks 218 out of 300Before him are Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Arik-den-ili (-1400), Yitzhak Kaduri (1898), Artabanus I of Parthia (-200), Bashar ibn Burd (714), and Al-Muwaffaq (842). After him are Al-Asmaʿi (740), Ashur-rabi II (-1100), Ashur-bel-kala (-1200), Enlil-nirari (-1400), Ashur-resh-ishi II (-1100), and Burna-Buriash II (-1400).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Gungunum ranks 145Before him are Ashur-nadin-shumi (-800), Ashur-dan I (-1300), Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Arik-den-ili (-1400), Artabanus I of Parthia (-200), and Al-Muwaffaq (842). After him are Ashur-rabi II (-1100), Ashur-bel-kala (-1200), Enlil-nirari (-1400), Ashur-resh-ishi II (-1100), Burna-Buriash II (-1400), and Enlil-kudurri-usur (-1300).