Nebuchadnezzar II

630 BC - 562 BC

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Nebuchadnezzar II (; Babylonian cuneiform: Nabû-kudurri-uṣur, meaning "Nabu, watch over my heir"; Biblical Hebrew: נְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר‎ Nəḇūḵaḏneʾṣṣar), also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II, was the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire's greatest king. Nebuchadnezzar remains famous for his military campaigns in the Levant, for his construction projects in his capital, Babylon, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and for the role he plays in Jewish history. Ruling for 43 years, Nebuchadnezzar was the longest-reigning king of the Babylonian dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nebuchadnezzar II has received more than 6,415,505 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Nebuchadnezzar II is the 84th most popular politician (down from 52nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 5th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Nebuchadnezzar II is most famous for the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Over the past year Nebuchadnezzar II has had the most page views in the with 993,310 views, followed by Spanish (290,906), and Arabic (239,891). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (355.36%), Alemannic (185.68%), and Egyptian Arabic (89.50%)


Among politicians, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 84 out of 19,576Before him are Ahmed I, Francisco Franco, Caligula, Uthman, Selim I, and Harald V of Norway. After him are Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hurrem Sultan, Ronald Reagan, Kim Il-sung, Napoleon III, and George Washington.

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Among people born in 630 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 1After him are Sappho, Jehoahaz of Judah, Stesichorus, and Amytis of Media. Among people deceased in 562 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 1After him is Amel-Marduk.

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Among people born in Iraq, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 6 out of 384Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), and Sargon of Akkad (-2300). After him are 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, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 5Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), and Sargon of Akkad (-2300). After him are Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Nur ad-Din (1116), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon II (-750), and Khosrow II (570).