600 BC - 556 BC

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Neriglissar (Babylonian cuneiform: Nergal-šar-uṣur or Nergal-šarra-uṣur, meaning "Nergal, protect the king") was the fourth king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, ruling from his usurpation of the throne in 560 BC to his death in 556 BC. Though unrelated to previous Babylonian kings, possibly being of Aramean ancestry, Neriglissar was a prominent official and general in the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 605–562 BC) and became even more influential through marrying one of Nebuchadnezzar's daughters, possibly Kashshaya. Nebuchadnezzar was initially succeeded by his son, Amel-Marduk, but Amel-Marduk's reign only lasted for two years before Neriglissar usurped the Babylonian throne and put him to death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neriglissar has received more than 193,576 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Neriglissar is the 3,118th most popular politician (up from 3,170th in 2019).

Neriglissar is most famous for being the last king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, who reigned from 626 BC to 612 BC.

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Among politicians, Neriglissar ranks 3,118 out of 19,576Before him are Razia Sultana, Herod II, Antonio José de Sucre, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Hyrcanus II, and Cassius Chaerea. After him are Sophonisba, Hisham II, Maria Anna of Spain, Diosdado Macapagal, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Neriglissar ranks 30Before him are Theano, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, Cleomenes I, Mahapajapati Gotami, Aristagoras, and Ibycus. After him are Demaratus, Lars Porsena, Hiero I of Syracuse, Datis, Horatius Cocles, and Hipparchus. Among people deceased in 556 BC, Neriglissar ranks 1After him is Labashi-Marduk.

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