Nebuchadnezzar II

630 BC - 562 BC

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Nebuchadnezzar II (Babylonian cuneiform: Nabû-kudurri-uṣur, meaning "Nabu, watch over my heir"), also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II and historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, was the second and greatest king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Nebuchadnezzar remains famous for his military campaigns in the Levant, for his construction projects in his capital, Babylon, and for the important part he played in Jewish history. Ruling for 43 years, Nebuchadnezzar was the longest-reigning king of the Chaldean dynasty. At the time of his death, Nebuchadnezzar was the most powerful ruler in the known world.Possibly named after his grandfather of the same name, or after Nebuchadnezzar I (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nebuchadnezzar II has received more than 4,105,705 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Nebuchadnezzar II is the 65th most popular politician (up from 80th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Iraq and the 4th 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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Among politicians, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 65 out of 15,710Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Diocletian, Pontius Pilate, Hurrem Sultan, Benjamin Franklin, and Kim Il-sung. After him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, and Nicolae Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in 630 BC, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 1After him are Sappho, Jehoahaz of Judah, and Stesichorus. 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 5 out of 300Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), and Saddam Hussein (1937). After him are Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Mani (216), Al-Kindi (801), and Ashurbanipal (-685).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Nebuchadnezzar II ranks 4Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), and Saddam Hussein (1937). After him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Ashurbanipal (-685), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), and Nur ad-Din (1116).