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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, and for the important part he played in Jewish history. Ruling for 43 years, Nebuchadnezzar was the longest-reigning king of the Chaldean dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nebuchadnezzar II has received more than 5,275,398 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Nebuchadnezzar II is the 53rd most popular politician (up from 65th 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 53 out of 15,577Before him are Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein, and Boris Yeltsin. After him are Nikita Khrushchev, Marcus Aurelius, Fidel Castro, Ahmed I, Martin Van Buren, and Josip Broz Tito.

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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 5 out of 338Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), and Saddam Hussein (1937). After him are Abu Hanifa (698), Ashurbanipal (-685), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Sarah (-1803), Al-Kindi (801), Ibn al-Haytham (965), and Mani (216).

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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 Ashurbanipal (-685), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Ma'mun (786).