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Sardanapalus (; Ancient Greek: Σαρδανάπαλος; sometimes spelled Sardanapallus (Σαρδανάπαλλος)) was, according to the Greek writer Ctesias, the last king of Assyria, although in fact Aššur-uballiṭ II (612–605 BC) holds that distinction. Ctesias' book Persica is lost, but we know of its contents by later compilations and from the work of Diodorus (II.27). In this account, Sardanapalus, supposed to have lived in the 7th century BC, is portrayed as a decadent figure who spends his life in self-indulgence and dies in an orgy of destruction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sardanapalus has received more than 325,508 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sardanapalus is the 6,586th most popular politician (up from 6,660th in 2019).

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Among politicians, Sardanapalus ranks 6,586 out of 19,576Before him are Marc Ravalomanana, Ariel Henry, Dersu Uzala, William Clito, Manuel Gomes da Costa, and Bakenranef. After him are Pedubast I, Peter Krešimir IV of Croatia, Yamamoto Gonnohyōe, Oleksii Reznikov, Virgilio Barco Vargas, and Guthrum.

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