1810 BC - 1750 BC

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Hammurabi (; Akkadian: 𒄩𒄠𒈬𒊏𒁉 Ḫâmmurapi; c. 1810 – c. 1750 BC), also spelled Hammurapi, was the sixth Amorite king of the Old Babylonian Empire, reigning from c. 1792 to c. 1750 BC. He was preceded by his father, Sin-Muballit, who abdicated due to failing health. During his reign, he conquered the city-states of Larsa, Eshnunna, and Mari. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hammurabi has received more than 3,413,253 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Hammurabi is the 26th most popular politician (down from 23rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Iraq and the 2nd most popular Iraqi Politician.

Hammurabi is most famous for his code of laws.

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Over the past year Hammurabi has had the most page views in the with 372,953 views, followed by Arabic (137,573), and Spanish (114,924). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (348.20%), Cornish (243.58%), and Samogitian (172.90%)


Among politicians, Hammurabi ranks 26 out of 19,576Before him are Otto von Bismarck, Andrew Jackson, Elizabeth I of England, Vladimir Putin, Louis XVI of France, and Benito Mussolini. After him are Mao Zedong, Cicero, Huang Xianfan, Constantine the Great, Winston Churchill, and Attila.

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Among people born in 1810 BC, Hammurabi ranks 1 Among people deceased in 1750 BC, Hammurabi ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Hammurabi ranks 3 out of 384Before him are Abraham (-1813), and Saladin (1138). After him are Saddam Hussein (1937), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Al-Kindi (801), and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Hammurabi ranks 2Before him are Saladin (1138). After him are Saddam Hussein (1937), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Nur ad-Din (1116), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon II (-750), and Khosrow II (570).