Sargon of Akkad

2300 BC - 2215 BC

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Sargon of Akkad (; Akkadian: 𒊬𒊒𒄀, romanized: Šarrugi), also known as Sargon the Great, was the first ruler of the Akkadian Empire, known for his conquests of the Sumerian city-states in the 24th to 23rd centuries BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sargon of Akkad has received more than 3,804,023 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Sargon of Akkad is the 56th most popular politician (up from 307th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 8th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Sargon of Akkad is most famous for being the founder of the Akkadian Empire.

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Over the past year Sargon of Akkad has had the most page views in the with 446,262 views, followed by Spanish (59,322), and Russian (54,405). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Irish (127.78%), Basque (89.14%), and Pashto (83.73%)


Among politicians, Sargon of Akkad ranks 56 out of 19,576Before him are Justinian I, Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, William IV of the United Kingdom, Peter the Great, and James K. Polk. After him are Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Victoria, and Franklin Pierce.

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Among people born in 2300 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 1After him are Enheduanna, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Neferkare Neby, Dudu of Akkad, Autobiography of Harkhuf, Puzur-Inshushinak, Erridupizir, Pamba, Ankhesenpepi IV, and Iput II. Among people deceased in 2215 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 5 out of 384Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), and Saddam Hussein (1937). After him are Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Al-Kindi (801), and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 4Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), and Saddam Hussein (1937). After him are Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Nur ad-Din (1116), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon II (-750), and Khosrow II (570).