Sargon of Akkad

2300 BC - 2215 BC

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Sargon of Akkad (; Akkadian: 𒊬𒊒𒄀 Šar-ru-gi), 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. He is sometimes identified as the first person in recorded history to rule over an empire. He was the founder of the "Sargonic" or "Old Akkadian" dynasty, which ruled for about a century after his death until the Gutian conquest of Sumer. The Sumerian king list makes him the cup-bearer to king Ur-Zababa of Kish. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sargon of Akkad has received more than 2,712,219 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Sargon of Akkad is the 365th most popular politician (up from 534th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 14th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Sargon of Akkad ranks 365 out of 15,710Before him are Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Horemheb, Dido, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Abdulmejid I, and Abbas the Great. After him are Joachim Murat, Ertuğrul, Alp Arslan, Sigismund III Vasa, Semiramis, and Priam.

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Among people born in 2300 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 2Before him is Job. After him are Enheduanna, Merenre Nemtyemsaf II, Neferkare Neby, Dudu of Akkad, and Autobiography of Harkhuf. Among people deceased in 2215 BC, Sargon of Akkad ranks 1

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Among people born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 9 out of 300Before him are Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), and Ibn al-Haytham (965). After him are Mani (216), Al-Kindi (801), Ashurbanipal (-685), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), and Rabia of Basra (710).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Sargon of Akkad ranks 5Before him are Saladin (1138), Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), and Nebuchadnezzar II (-630). After him are Ashurbanipal (-685), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), and Nur ad-Din (1116).