800 BC - 689 BC

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Mushezib-Marduk (reigned 693 BC-689 BC), Chaldean prince chosen as King of Babylon after Nergal-ushezib.He led the Babylonian populace in revolt against Assyria and King Sennacherib in 689 BC, with the support of Elam and King Humban-nimena (who was attacked by the Babylonians and the Assyrians only years before), at the Battle of Halule. It is not clear who won this battle, since both sides claimed victory, and all rulers remained on their thrones, but as the Assyrians subsequently retreated, they are likely to have suffered the greatest losses.Mushezib-Marduk lost his ally when the Elamite king Humban-nimena suffered a stroke later that same year, an opportunity King Sennacherib quickly seized by attacking Babylon, and eventually capturing it after a nine-month siege. To avenge the death of his son, whom the Babylonians had effectively killed when they handed him over to the Elamites in 694 BC, Sennacherib pillaged and burned Babylon, tore down its walls, and even diverted the Euphrates into the city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mushezib-Marduk has received more than 20,136 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Mushezib-Marduk is the 7,907th most popular politician (down from 6,854th in 2019).

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Among politicians, Mushezib-Marduk ranks 7,907 out of 15,710Before him are Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Gessius Florus, Ronald Inglehart, Mika Špiljak, Pavel Tsitsianov, and Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. After him are Raymond Roger Trencavel, Celia Sánchez, Alpha Oumar Konaré, Joanna, Duchess of Brabant, Béni Kállay, and Wo Jia.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Mushezib-Marduk ranks 33Before him are Ashur-nirari V, Theopompus of Sparta, Argishti II, Arctinus of Miletus, Kashta, and Takelot III. After him are Nabonassar, Rudamun, Osorkon IV, Nergal-ushezib, Ashur-nadin-shumi, and Eumelus of Corinth. Among people deceased in 689 BC, Mushezib-Marduk ranks 1

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