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Sargon II

750 BC - 705 BC

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Sargon II (Neo-Assyrian cuneiform: Šarru-kīn, meaning "the faithful king" or "the legitimate king") was the king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 722 BC to his death in battle in 705. Probably the son of Tiglath-Pileser III (r. 745–727), Sargon is generally believed to have become king after overthrowing Shalmaneser V (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sargon II has received more than 664,813 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Sargon II is the 628th most popular politician (up from 713th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 20th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Sargon II is most famous for his victory over the Assyrian king, Shalmaneser III, in the Battle of Til-Tuba in 722 BC.

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Among politicians, Sargon II ranks 628 out of 15,577Before him are Nurhaci, Elena Ceaușescu, George I of Greece, Umar II, Gustaf V of Sweden, and Sennacherib. After him are Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, Licinius, Hideki Tojo, Michael of Russia, and James Monroe.

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Among people born in 750 BC, Sargon II ranks 1After him are Shallum of Israel, Ardys of Lydia, King Ping of Zhou, and Eriba-Marduk. Among people deceased in 705 BC, Sargon II ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Sargon II ranks 18 out of 338Before him are Mani (216), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Rabia of Basra (710), Zaha Hadid (1950), and Sennacherib (-740). After him are Ezra (-500), Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Belshazzar (-600), Ahmad Sanjar (1100), and Khosrow II (570).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sargon II ranks 9Before him are Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Ashurbanipal (-685), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), and Sennacherib (-740). After him are Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Ma'mun (786), Nur ad-Din (1116), Gudea (-2200), and Nabopolassar (-658).